Small Business Development Center recognized for tech-based business support
January 28, 2021
The Delaware Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has been helping Delaware’s technology-based businesses grow and thrive since 1984. In that time, SBDC, a unit of the University of Delaware’s Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships (OEIP), has helped the First State’s research and small business community start more than 1,500 new businesses and create more than 5,000 jobs, and since 2010, raise over $300 million in capital. Over the last two years, SBDC has served over 2,300 clients, more than 50% of which were minority-, female- or veteran-operated businesses. For these and other efforts to help grow Delaware’s economy, the U.S. Small Business Administration has awarded SBDC the 2020 Tibbitts Award.