State Resources

Alabama

Alabama Launchpad

awier@edpa.org

205-943-4700

“Alabama Launchpad helps high growth companies start, stay and grow in Alabama while supporting, advocating, and recognizing entrepreneurship statewide.”

Alabama Small Business Development Center

877-825-7232

“We’re guided by a vision of growing Alabama’s economy by empowering and assisting Alabama’s robust small business community.”

Economic Development Partnership of Alabama

205-943-4700

“The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama is a private, non-profit organization funded by more than 60 Alabama companies that works to attract, retain and grow jobs in Alabama, while encouraging innovation through its Alabama Launchpad program, which helps early-stage companies start, stay and grow in the state.”

Made in Alabama

contact@madeinalabama.com

800-248-0033

“The Business Development Division teams with public and private economic development partners across Alabama to position the state as an ideal location for investment and job creation.”

Manufacture Alabama

manufacturealabamainfo@gmail.com

334-386-3000

“To create a business and political climate that promotes a positive, competitive environment and enhances the opportunity for growth of Alabama manufacturers.”


Alaska

Alaska Business Development Center

info@abdc.org

907-562-0335

“Founded in 1978, ABDC provides quality assistance to individuals who do not have access to professional services due to their income, language barriers or isolated geographic location.”

Alaska Small Business Development Center

msmlcek@uaa.alaska.edu

907-786-4788

“To celebrate, grow, and connect small business in Alaska through experienced business coaching and innovative programs.”

Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development

907-269-8150

“Promote economic development opportunities.”

US Small Business Administration (Alaska)

907-271-4022

“The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.”


Arizona

Arizona Association for Economic Development

602-240-2233

“The mission of AAED is to serve as Arizona’s unified voice advocating for responsible economic development through an effective program of professional education, public policy, and collaboration.”

Arizona Commerce Authority

602-845-1200

“The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state's leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy.”

Arizona Manufacturers Council

agilbreath@azchamber.com

480-823-7512

“To promote and enhance a positive business climate for manufacturing and related industries that operate within Arizona.”

Arizona Small Business Development Center

azsbdc@domail.maricopa.edu

623-845-4700

“The Arizona Small Business Development Center Network provides high quality, high-impact one-on-one counseling, resource assistance and training to preserve and create small business jobs and revenue, and to facilitate capital formation throughout Arizona.” 

US Small Business Administration (Arizona)

robert.blaney@sba.gov

602-745-7200

“The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.”


Arkansas

Arkansas Economic Development Commission

info@arkansasedc.com

501-682-7306

“The mission of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission is to create economic opportunity by attracting higher paying jobs, expanding and diversifying our state and local economies, increasing incomes and investment, and generating positive growth throughout Arkansas.”

Arkansas Economic Development Commission Manufacturing Solutions

501-682-1179

“Maximize enterprise value for manufacturers through Innovation, Operational Excellence, Sustainability and Leadership Development.”

Arkansas Economic Development Institute

grow@youraedi.com

501-569-8519

“The Arkansas Economic Development Institute provides research and strategies to state, community, and industry leaders to promote economic growth and enhance the quality of life in Arkansas.”

Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center

501-683-7700

“The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center is a university-based economic development program. We assist entrepreneurs, both new and seasoned, with every aspect of business creation, management, and operation.”

US Small Business Administration (Arkansas)

501-324-7379

“The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.”


California

California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

877-345-4633

“The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) was created by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to serve as the State of California’s leader for job growth and economic development efforts.”

California Manufacturers and Technology Association

members@cmta.net

916-441-5420

“The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (formerly the California Manufacturers Association) works to improve and enhance a strong business climate for California's 30,000 manufacturing, processing and technology based companies.”

California Small Business Development Center

casbdc@ucmerced.edu

559-241-7406

“The California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Program is the leader in providing small business owners and entrepreneurs with the tools and guidance needed to become successful in today's challenging economic climate.”

TiE Global Entrepreneurship Organization 

global@tie.org

408-567-0700

“The mission of TiE is to foster entrepreneurship through mentoring, networking, education, funding and incubation. With a focus of giving back to the community, Tie’s focus is on generating and nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs.”

US Small Business Administration (California)

818-552-3201

“The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.”


Colorado

Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network

info@bencolorado.org

“To create a dynamic network of peer to peer relationships that support entrepreneurial growth and community to solve scale-up challenges.”

Colorado Business Development Foundation

info@coloradobdf.org

303-963-6756

“The Colorado business development foundation’s mission is to develop and help fund small business resources.”

Colorado Economic Development Commission

oedit.info@state.co.us

303-892-3840

“In cooperation with state, local and private entities, EDC staff develops incentive packages to assist with existing business expansions and new company relocations in order to promote job creation and retention in all regions of the state.”

Colorado Small Business Development Center

303-892-3840

“To help existing and new businesses grow and prosper.”

US Small Business Administration (Colorado)

frances.padilla@sba.gov

303-844-2607

“The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.”


Connecticut

Connecticut Business and Industry Association

860-244-1900

“The Connecticut Business & Industry Association is the voice of business in Connecticut, with thousands of member companies championing change at the State Capitol, shaping debate about economic competitiveness, and fighting for a better future for all.”

Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development

DECD@ct.gov

877-723-2828

The Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) provides business advising to small business owners and entrepreneurs to start, grow and thrive in Connecticut. Our Business Advisors offer professional, confidential, and expert business advice for owners to overcome challenges and reach their goals.

Connecticut Small Business Development Center

ctsbdc@uconn.edu

860-486-4270

“Our mission is to help Connecticut businesses start and grow in order to create jobs, increase business startups, and increase financial investment in the small business and entrepreneurial community.”

CONNSTEP

jcrane@connstep.org

800-266-6672

“CONNSTEP is Connecticut’s premier business consulting firm, helping manufacturers and other businesses for over 25 years. We provide strategic leadership and operational methodologies that make companies more competitive in today’s challenging economic climate.”

US Small Business Administration (Connecticut)

860-240-4700

“The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.”


Delaware

Delaware Division of Small Business

damian.destefano@state.de.us

302-739-4271

“Delaware is committed to making the state the best place in the nation to start and grow a small business.”

Delaware SCORE

contact.0042@scorevolunteer.org

302-433-6843

“Foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education.”

Delaware Small Business Development Center

delaware-sbdc@udel.edu

302-678-1555

“The Delaware Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) is proud to be a part of the University of Delaware’s Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships (OEIP), a team guided by a singular purpose to drive the University and the State’s entrepreneurial, technology and business community to new heights of economic development.”

US Small Business Administration (Delaware)

302-573-6294

“The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.”


Florida

Enterprise Florida

407-956-5600

“The goal of EFI is to promote Florida as a premier business destination to a targeted audience of corporate decision makers and site selectors, and encourage them to select the state for their next location, relocation or expansion project.”

Florida Business Development Corporation

Tampa@fbdc.net

813-348-0660

“Since 1989, the Florida Business Development Corporation (FBDC) has been dedicated to the success of Florida small businesses.”

Florida Small Business Development Center

info@FloridaSBDC.org

850-898-3479

“The Florida SBDC Network provides tools, training and resources to help small businesses grow and succeed.”

Manufacturers Association of Florida

nancy@mafmfg.com

850-402-2954

“The Manufacturers Association of Florida (MAF) was organized in early 2006 to improve Florida’s manufacturing business climate.”

US Small Business Administration (Florida)

305-536-5521

“The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.”


Georgia

Georgia Association of Manufacturers

info@gamfg.org

404-688-0555

“GAM is the statewide trade association that represents all of Georgia's manufacturing businesses in legislative, regulatory and public relations matters.”

Georgia Department of Economic Development

404-962-4000

“Partnering with the Georgia's Department of Economic Development gives businesses a competitive edge by operating in a strategic U.S. hub for domestic and global commerce.”

Georgia Manufacturing Alliance

770-338-0051

“Since 2008, GMA has provided the premier platform for manufacturing leaders to form strategic alliances, share best business practices, and make profitable business connections.”

University of Georgia Small Business Development Center

706-542-2762

“The UGA SBDC’s mission is to enhance the economic well-being of Georgians by providing a wide range of educational services for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.”

US Small Business Administration (Georgia)

404-331-0100

“The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.”


Hawaii

EO Hawaii

stadaki@caahawaii.com

“EO Hawaii is a close group of entrepreneurs in a wide variety of industries that understand what it means to do business in Hawaii, and be the bridge between the US and Asia Pacific.”

Hawaii Small Business Development Center

808-974-7515

“Drive the Economic Sustainability of Hawaii by assisting Businesses to Form, Grow and Thrive.”

State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism

dbedt.webmaster@hawaii.gov

808 586-2355

“DBEDT’s mission continues to be achieving a Hawaii economy that embraces innovation and is globally competitive, dynamic and productive, providing opportunities for all Hawaii’s citizens.”

US Small Business Administration (Hawaii)

808-541-2990

“The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.”


Idaho

Idaho Department of Commerce

bobbi-jo.meuleman@commerce.idaho.gov

208-334-2470

“As the lead economic development agency for the State of Idaho, the mission of the Idaho Department of Commerce is to foster a business friendly environment to aid in job creation, support existing companies, strengthen communities, and market Idaho”

Idaho Economic Development Association

admin@ieda.biz

208-716-2071

“The Idaho Economic Development Association (IEDA) brings together economic development professionals, development organizations, and partners from across the state of Idaho.”

Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission

jake.reynolds@commerce.idaho.gov

208-780-5150

“IGEM invests in the development of new businesses and supports Idaho’s research facilities, creating new products, companies, and high-value jobs while increasing the research capacity of Idaho’s universities.”

Idaho Small Business Development Center

dougcovey@boisestate.edu

800-225-3815

“The Idaho Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a statewide, university-based organization which has been helping small businesses succeed since 1986.”

Regional Economic Development for Eastern Idaho

danak@easternidaho.org

208-522-2014

“REDI brings business, government and community leadership in Eastern Idaho together to build the region’s economy through retention and expansion of existing industry, attraction of new employers, and diversification of the economic base while promoting talent development, attraction and retention.”


Illinois

Illinois Economic Development Association

info@ileda.org

217-789-6252

"The Illinois Economic Development Association (IEDA) is a statewide professional economic development association that supports advocacy, education and collaboration to enhance Illinois’ global competitiveness.”

Illinois Small Business Development Center

312-814-7179

“Our mission is to provide economic opportunities for businesses, entrepreneurs, and residents that improve the quality of life for all Illinoisans.”

Founders Illinois Entrepreneurs

team@founders.illinois.edu

“Founders is the student entrepreneurship organization at the University of Illinois. We're a community focused on supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs - to do this, we host events and offer resources to any UIUC student with an idea and the passion to work on it.”

NW Illinois Economic Development

lmccarthy@nwiled.org

815-858-4491

“NW Illinois Economic Development promotes economic development by fostering business growth. We assist expanding and relocating businesses in determining their needs for growth with cooperation of our government and business partners.”

US Small Business Administration (Illinois)

312-353-4528

“The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.”


Indiana

Indiana Economic Development Association

jillewing@ieda.org

317-454-7013

“The Indiana Economic Development Association defines economic development as the facilitation of investment that leads to long-term community prosperity.”

Indiana Economic Development Corporation

DBehr@iedc.in.gov

574-288-6834

“The IEDC focuses its efforts on growing and retaining businesses in Indiana and attracting new business to the state.”

Indiana Small Business Development Center

tphelps@isbdc.org

317-940-3083

“The Indiana SBDC creates a positive and measurable impact on the formation, growth, and sustainability of Indiana’s small businesses by providing entrepreneurs expert guidance and a comprehensive network of resources.”

Indy Chamber

jhurley@businessownership.org

317-464-2258

“The Indy Chamber serves as a voice of progress and improvement in the region, uniting business and community to maintain a strong economy and quality of life.”

Venture Club of Indiana

info@ventureclub.org

317-926-2723

“Creating an entrepreneurial, business-friendly environment attractive to investors is critical to the continued success of Indiana’s emerging companies and established businesses.”


Iowa

EDC Accelerating Iowa Business

cnelson@edcinc.org

319-369-4955

“EDC’s primary function is to connect entrepreneurial needs with qualified community and state resources and to provide hands-on professional business direction.”

Iowa Association of Business and Industry

abi@iowaabi.org

515-280-8000

“ABI’s mission is to nurture a favorable business, economic, governmental and social climate within the state of Iowa so our citizens can have the opportunity to enjoy the highest possible quality of life.”

Iowa Economic Development Authority

info@iowaeda.com

515-348-6200

“The Iowa Economic Development Authority's (IEDA) mission is to strengthen economic and community vitality by building partnerships and leveraging resources to make Iowa the choice for people and business.”

Iowa Small Business Development Center

iowasbdc@iastate.edu

515-294-2030

“To support the collaborative economic development of Iowa by providing entrepreneurs and businesses with individual consultation and educational resources necessary to assist their businesses to succeed.”

US Small Business Administration (Iowa)

515-284-4422

“The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.”


Kansas

Kansas Department of Commerce

kdc_cdbg_inbox@ks.gov

785-296-3481

“As the state’s lead economic development agency, the Kansas Department of Commerce strives to empower individuals, businesses and communities to achieve prosperity in Kansas.”

Kansas Economic Development Alliance

mary.perez@ks.gov

785-296-4225

“Working to improve the future of communities across campus.”

Kansas Small Business Development Center

panichello@ksbdc.net

785-296-6514

“Our purpose is to help existing and aspiring Kansas business owners achieve their goals in a complex local, regional, and global marketplace.”

Rooks County Economic Development

rooksed@ruraltel.net

785-425-6881

"The mission of Rooks County Economic Development is to further economic development by promoting the assets and resources of the county and its communities.”

South Central Kansas Economic Development District

316-262-7035

“To enhance and improve the economic vitality, community infrastructure, and housing quality within our region.”


Kentucky

Kentucky Association for Economic Development

502-227-9653

“KAED continues to work with the Cabinet for Economic Development and other state organizations that support economic development.”

Kentucky Association of Manufacturers

info@kam.us.com

502-352-2485

“KAM’s mission is to create, support, & protect a manufacturing-friendly environment for the Commonwealth through advocacy; workforce development, education & training; and cost-saving benefits for members.”

Kentucky Small Business Development Center

859-448-8801

“the Kentucky Small Business Development Center is growing the Commonwealth’s economy by cultivating existing companies, nurturing new ventures, fostering the creation of jobs and increasing business profitability.”

Think Kentucky

econdev@ky.gov

502-564-7670

“As the primary state agency encouraging job creation, retention and business investment in Kentucky, the Cabinet for Economic Development works to attract new industries and assists existing companies to grow and expand.”

US Small Business Administration (Kentucky)

502-582-5971

“The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.”


Louisiana

Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance

jclinton@cenla.org

318-441-3401

“The mission of the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance is to help people prosper in vibrant, thriving communities.”

Louisiana Association of Business and Industry

stephenw@labi.org

225-928-5388

“LABI serves its broad membership by working towards the singular goal of fostering a climate for economic growth through consistently championing the principles of the free enterprise system.”

Louisiana Economic Development

800-339-3146

“Cultivate jobs and economic opportunity for the people of Louisiana through nine integrated economic development strategies.”

Louisiana Small Business Development Center

225-578-2174

“To facilitate the formation and growth of small businesses through individual one-on-one consulting services, entrepreneurial workshops and training programs.”

US Small Business Administration (Louisiana)

504-589-6685

“The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.”


Maine

CEI Small Business Development Center

cco@ceimaine.org

207-632-7693

“CEI integrates financing, business and industry expertise, and policy solutions to help grow good jobs, environmentally sustainable enterprises, and shared prosperity in Maine and other rural regions.”

Maine Center for Entrepreneurs

tomrainey@mced.biz

“MCE’s mission is to build and lead a community of growth-oriented businesses in Maine, by providing the training, connections, coaching and mentorship they need to commercialize and grow their ideas, products and services in an effort to drive the growth of Maine’s economy.”

Maine Department of Economic and Community Development

207-624-9800

“At DECD, we are more than two dozen experts whose broad mission is to help communities and businesses prosper through a variety of programs providing everything from targeted tax relief to community block grants to tourism marketing.”

Maine Development Foundation

rneale@mdf.org

207-626-3119

“The Maine Development Foundation (MDF) is a private, non-partisan membership organization that drives sustainable, long-term economic growth for the State of Maine.”

Maine Small Business Development Center

mainesbdc@usm.maine.edu

207-780-4420

“The Maine SBDC program helps build and strengthen small businesses through business advising, training and educational resources.”


Maryland

Maryland Department of Commerce

communications.commerce@maryland.gov

410-767-6300

“As the state's primary economic development agency, we stimulate private investment and create jobs by attracting new businesses, encouraging the expansion and retention of existing companies, and providing workforce training and financial assistance to Maryland companies.”

Maryland Economic Development Association

info@medamd.com

410-347-1246

“The Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) enhances the knowledge and skills of its members, encourages partnerships and networking among people committed to bringing jobs and capital to Maryland, and promotes economic development as an investment in Maryland.”

Maryland Economic Development Corporation

r_brennan@medco-corp.com

410-625-0051

“MEDCO works vigorously to increase business activity, advance economic development, encourage charitable and cultural activities, enhance workforce development and promote the economic viability of the State.”

Maryland Small Business Development Center

rchavez@umd.edu

301-403-8300

“the seasoned staff of the Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network has provided sound advice, consulting and support to entrepreneurs and small businesses across the state.”

US Small Business Administration (Maryland)

410-962-6195

“The Baltimore District Office is responsible for the delivery of SBA's programs and services to existing and prospective entrepreneurs in Baltimore City and all Maryland Counties, with the exception of Montgomery and Prince George's.”


Massachusetts

Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

colleen.arons@mass.gov

617-788-3610

“The Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development promotes vibrant communities, growing businesses, and a strong middle class.”

Massachusetts Economic Development Council

508-755-5734

“the Council provides an opportunity for professional development through Council Committees, programs, and has as its primary objective the promotion and development of the economic welfare of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through industrial and economic development.”

Massachusetts Office of Business Development

617-973-8600

“The Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD) helps businesses relocating to Massachusetts and businesses wishing to expand their current operations here.”

Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network

gparkin@msbdc.umass.edu

413-545-6301

“The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) Network provides one-to-one free comprehensive and confidential services focusing on, business growth and strategies, financing and loan assistance as well as strategic, marketing and operational analysis.”

MassVentures

jlawrence@mass-ventures.com

617-723-4920

“MassVentures is a venture capital firm focused on fueling the Massachusetts innovation economy by funding early-stage, high-growth Massachusetts startups as they move from concept to commercialization.”


Michigan

Michigan Business Innovation Association

michigan.incubation@gmail.com

269-353-1823

“Michigan Business Innovation Association is comprised of the state's most innovative business incubators, accelerators, co-working spaces, maker spaces, economic development partners, and entrepreneurial support organizations who are focused on innovation, creating jobs and developing Michigan's local economies.”

Michigan Economic Development Corporation

masonj4@michigan.org

888-522-0103

“The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, in collaboration with more than 100 economic development partners, markets Michigan as the place to do business, assists businesses in their growth strategies, and fosters the growth of vibrant communities across the state.”

Michigan Manufacturers Association

boman@mimfg.org

800-253-9039

“The Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) is the state’s leading advocate focused solely on securing a prosperous future for Michigan manufacturers through effective advocacy, meaningful education and strategic business services.”

Michigan Small Business Development Center

donaldt2@lcc.edu

517-483-1921

“The Michigan Small Business Development Center offers expert assistance at no cost to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a business.”

US Small Business Administration (Michigan)

313-226-6075

“The goal of the Michigan District Office is to create an environment within Michigan where small business can grow and prosper.”


Minnesota

Department of Employment and Economic Development

Shane.M.Delaney@state.mn.us

651-259-7114

“DEED programs promote business recruitment, expansion, and retention; international trade; workforce development; and community development.”

Economic Development Association of Minnesota

mbrown@coonrapidsmn.gov

952-928-4640

“To champion economic development in Minnesota through professional development, networking, and advocacy.”

Minnesota Small Business Development Center

Bruce.Strong@state.mn.us

651-259-7423

“Our statewide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) provide the professional expertise and guidance that every small business owner needs to flourish in today's competitive and ever-changing business world.”

Northwest Small Business Development Center

nwsbdc@d.umn.edu

218-755-4255

“We provide business consulting assistance at no charge to support Minnesota small business owners within our nine county service territory in developing strategies, locating customers, improving sales and enhancing profitability.”

US Small Business Administration (Minnesota)

612-370-2324

“The Minnesota SBA Office is responsible for the delivery of SBA's many programs and services throughout the State of Minnesota.”


Mississippi

East Mississippi Business Development Corporation

info@embdc.org

601-693-1306

“The mission of the EMBDC is to empower a diverse leadership culture to achieve economic wealth through excellence in education, new investment, and the nurturing of existing business and industry.”

Mississippi Development Authority

gmccullough@mississippi.org

601-359-3449

“The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is the state of Mississippi’s lead economic and community development agency, with approximately 300 employees engaged in providing services to businesses, communities and workers throughout Mississippi.”

Mississippi Economic Development Council

info@medc.ms

601-352-1909

“The Mississippi Economic Development Council, Inc. (MEDC) is a professional association of economic development, chambers and associated stakeholders who work together to advance the profession and to advance economic development efforts in Mississippi through advocacy, collaboration, education and by providing resources to its members.”

Mississippi Small Business Development Center

msbdc@olemiss.edu

662-915-5001

“Transforming Mississippi One Small Business at a Time.”

US Small Business Administration (Mississippi)

601-965-4378

“The Mississippi District Office serves the northern 70 counties, while the Gulfport Branch Office serves the 12 most southern counties.”


Missouri

KCSourceLink

816-235-6500

“KCSourceLink helps aspiring startups and established businesses find the right business resources to start, scale or accelerate.”

Missouri Department of Economic Development

ecodev@ded.mo.gov

573-751-4962

“The Missouri Department of Economic Development works to create an environment that encourages economic growth by supporting Missouri’s businesses and diverse industries, strengthening our communities, developing a talented and skilled workforce, and maintaining a high quality of life.”

Missouri Economic Development Council

Pat-Amick@showme.org

573-636-7383

“MEDC drives economic growth through program initiatives and alliances with other economic development entities.”

Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Center

musbdcadmin@missouri.edu

573-884-1555

“Located at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO SBTDC consists of more than 100 business development specialists, instructors and staff located the statewide.”

US Small Business Administration (Missouri)

314-539-6600

“The St. Louis District Office is located in downtown St. Louis and serves 54 counties in the eastern half of Missouri. The knowledgeable staff is dedicated to serving the needs of the small business community and is available to assist with any questions or concerns.”


Montana

Montana Governor’s Office of Economic Development

business@mt.gov

406-444-5634

“The Montana Governor's Office of Economic Development is the state's lead organization to help businesses succeed in our state - and we take that mission to heart.”

Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development

DIverson@mt.gov

406-841-2870

“Its goal is to sustain and enhance the quality of life for all Montanans and their communities by strengthening the economy through job creation and business development.”

Montana Small Business Development Center Network

406-841-2870

“Our mission is to provide tools and guidance to help small businesses succeed.”

US Small Business Administration (Montana)

wayne.gardella@sba.gov

406-441-1080

“The Montana District Office is the only SBA office in Montana and serves all 56 counties.”


Nebraska

Nebraska Business Development Center

nbdc@unomaha.edu

402-554-2521

“Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) helps strengthen Nebraska businesses for a healthy economy and prosperous communities.”

Nebraska Department of Economic Development

dave.rippe@nebraska.gov

800-426-6505

“Our mission is to attract and retain businesses and talented folks throughout this great state.”

Nebraska Economic Developers Association

nebraskaeda@gmail.com

402-761-2216

“NEDA's purpose is to foster economic development in Nebraska, encourage the advancement of the expertise of its members, foster cooperation among economic development professionals, and to afford professional economic developers a vehicle for assembly and collective expression.”

US Small Business Administration (Nebraska)

402-221-4691

“The Nebraska District Office connects entrepreneurs across the Cornhusker State with capital, counseling and contracting services, supporting a vast network of highly successful small business ventures, ranging from home-grown, self-employment operations to larger businesses of up to 500 employees.”


Nevada

Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada

775-829-3700

“The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) is a private/public partnership established in 1983, committed to adding quality jobs to the region by recruiting new companies, supporting the success of existing companies, and assisting newly forming companies, to diversify the economy and have a positive impact on the quality of life in Greater Reno-Sparks.”

Nevada Department of Business and Industry

biinfo@business.nv.gov

775-684-2999

“Our objective is to encourage and promote the development and growth of business and to ensure the legal operation of business in order to protect consumers by maintaining a fair and competitive regulatory environment.”

Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development

blong@diversifynevada.com

800-336-1600

“GOED promotes a robust, diversified and prosperous economy in Nevada, stimulating business expansion and retention, encouraging entrepreneurial enterprise, attracting new business and facilitating community development.”

Nevada Small Business Development Center

nsbdc@unr.edu

800-240-7094

“Nevada SBDC guides and assists Nevadans looking to start and grow businesses, with objectives to increase business starts, create and retain jobs, and increase access to capital.”

US Small Business Administration (Nevada)

Joseph.Amato@sba.gov

702-388-6611

“Over the years, the SBA has developed many small business loan and assistance programs, special outreach efforts and initiatives to aid and inform small businesses.”


New Hampshire

Live Free and Start

connect@livefreeandstart.com

“Live Free and Start, an initiative of the NH Tech Alliance, is aimed at creating jobs and making New Hampshire an even better place for innovative businesses to start, grow and succeed.”

New Hampshire Economic Development

info@nheconomy.com

603-271-2591

“The New Hampshire Division of Economic Development has resources for New Hampshire businesses looking to grow and prosper, as well as for businesses beyond our borders looking to expand or relocate.”

New Hampshire Small Business Development Center

liz.gray@unh.edu

603-862-2200

“NH SBDC has offered confidential business management advising and educational programs to more than 94,000 New Hampshire entrepreneurs, helping them to start over 2,000 businesses and create more than 7,000 jobs since 1984.”

NHWorks

603-271-7275

“To promote lifelong learning by partnering with businesses, agencies, and organizations to bring the state’s education, employment and training programs together into a workforce development system that will provide the means for residents of New Hampshire to gain sufficient skills, education, employment and financial independence.”

US Small Business Administration (New Hampshire)

603-225-1400

“Over the years, the SBA has developed many small business loan and assistance programs, special outreach efforts and initiatives to aid and inform small businesses.”


New Jersey

New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners

njawbo@njawbo.org

609-308-2530

“The New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners encourages and supports business ownership by women, offering myriad opportunities for networking, collaboration, education, leadership, professional development, and mentoring.”

New Jersey Economic Development Authority

CustomerCare@njeda.com

609-858-6700

“The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) is an independent State agency that finances small and mid-sized businesses, administers tax incentives to retain and grow jobs, revitalizes communities through redevelopment initiatives, and supports entrepreneurial development by providing access to training and mentoring programs.”

New Jersey Small Business Development Center

sbdcinfo@njsbdc.com

800-432-1565

“The New Jersey Small Business Development Centers’ network is committed to guiding established small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to create and expand their business enterprises which will, in turn, result in sustainable growth, job creation and statewide economic development and prosperity.”

US Small Business Administration (New Jersey)

973-645-2434

“The New Jersey district office is responsible for the delivery of SBA's programs and services to 21 counties in New Jersey.”


New Mexico

New Mexico Economic Development Department

jessical.mraz@state.nm.us

505-827-0300

“The mission of the New Mexico Economic Development Department is to Enhance and leverage a competitive environment to create jobs, develop the tax base and provide incentives for business development.”

New Mexico Partnership

info@nmpartnership.com

505-247-8500

“We offer a coordinated approach and a formal network of economic developers to simplify the site selection process by providing expertise on talent, critical infrastructure, educational and R&D institutions, real estate and facilities, incentives, and all the other factors that go into a business location decision.”

New Mexico Small Business Development Center

800-281-7232

“To develop skilled entrepreneurs and strong businesses.”

US Small Business Administration (New Mexico)

505-248-8225

“The New Mexico SBA office is responsible for the delivery of SBA's many services and programs to the 33 counties of New Mexico.”


New York

Empire State Development

Pressoffice@esd.ny.gov

212-803-3100

“The mission of Empire State Development (“ESD”) is to promote a vigorous and growing state economy, encourage business investment and job creation, and support diverse, prosperous local economies across New York State through the efficient use of loans, grants, tax credits, real estate development, marketing and other forms of assistance.”

New York Business Development Corporation

nybdc@nybdc.com

518-463-2268

“NYBDC's goal is to promote the business prosperity and economic welfare of the State of New York by providing loans to small businesses including start-up, early stage and mature businesses, with a particular emphasis on minority and women owned businesses.”

New York City Economic Development Corporation

FOIL@edc.nyc

212-619-5000

“To create shared prosperity across New York City’s five boroughs by strengthening neighborhoods and growing good jobs.”

New York Small Business Development Center

wbrigham@albany.edu

800-732-7232

“The New York SBDC provides customized solutions through advisement, education, research and advocacy for Entrepreneurs, Innovators and the Small & Medium Enterprise community.”

US Small Business Administration (New York)

212-264-4354

“The New York District Office is responsible for the delivery of SBA's many programs and services in New York City, Long Island and the downstate counties of Duchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester.”


North Carolina

Carolina Small Business Development Fund

919-803-1437

“To foster economic development in underserved communities by providing capital, business services, and policy research to support small businesses.”

Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina

919-447-7777

“The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) is focused on recruiting new businesses to the state, supporting the needs of existing businesses, connecting exporters to global customers, helping small business owners get their start, and attracting tourists and visitors from all over the world.”

North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center

800-258-0862

“The SBTDC is committed to providing knowledge, education and other supportive resources that enable existing small and mid-sized businesses, emerging entrepreneurs and local/state leaders to innovate and succeed.”

US Small Business Administration (North Carolina)

NC@sba.org

704-344-6563

“The SBA North Carolina District and two satellite offices are responsible for the delivery of SBA programs in the state.”


North Dakota

North Dakota Department of Commerce

701-328-5300

“The North Dakota Department of Commerce leads the state's efforts to attract, retain and expand economic wealth.”

Economic Development Association of North Dakota

701-355-4458

“The Economic Development Association of North Dakota promotes the creation of new wealth throughout North Dakota to develop more vibrant communities and improve quality of life.”

North Dakota Small Business Development Center

leadcenter@ndsbdc.org

701-777-3700

“We help North Dakotans to start,manage, and grow their businesses.”

US Small Business Administration (North Dakota)

north.dakota@sba.gov

701-239-5131

“The North Dakota District Office, together with our network of public and private resource partners, is dedicated to assisting the small business community in the State of North Dakota.”


Ohio

Appalachian Center of Economic Network

info@acenetworks.org

740-592-3854

“The mission of ACEnet is to grow the regional economy by supporting entrepreneurs and strengthening economic sectors.”

Economic & Community Development Institute

614-559-0115

“The organization supports loans for new and established businesses. Many of their other services can help develop a new business into a loan-ready client. ECDI provides the tools, technical assistance and support for businesses to succeed.”

Ohio Small Business Development Center

sbdcreports@development.ohio.gov

614-466-2711

“The Ohio Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide business counseling and assistance to individuals who are either starting or growing their business.”

US Small Business Administration (Ohio)

614-469-6860

“The Columbus District Office serves 60 northwestern, central and southern counties of Ohio, an area of 28,516 square miles.”


Oklahoma

Careertech Business and Industry

andrea.bradley@careertech.ok.gov

405-743-5572

“Oklahoma CareerTech has the resources to guide you through the maze of government contracting to help your company grow.”

Oklahoma Department of Commerce

info@okcommerce.gov

405-815-6552

“The Oklahoma Department of Commerce is dedicated to providing the support and tools necessary for Oklahoma companies to grow and thrive in our state.”

Oklahoma Small Business Development Center

info@oksbdc.org

580-745-2877

“OKSBDC assists small business owners and new entrepreneurs by providing no charge, one-on-one business management advising, business management workshops and business technical assistance.”

US Small Business Administration (Oklahoma)

405-609-8000

“The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.”


Oregon

Business Oregon Commission

503-986-0123

“Business Oregon invests in Oregon businesses, communities, and people to promote a globally competitive, diverse, and inclusive economy.”

Oregon Business Development Corporation

jmackinnon@coic.org

541-548-9538

“Oregon Business Development is dedicated to helping small business owners get the financing they need to start or expand their business.”

Oregon Economic Development Association

info@oeda.biz

541-623-0064

“OEDA is a statewide non-profit organization working to support economic development professionals who are on Oregon’s front line in diversifying and expanding Oregon’s economy.”

Oregon Secretary of State: Business Development Department

mindee.sublette@oregon.gov

503-986-0123

“The mission of the agency is to invest in Oregon businesses, communities and people to promote a globally competitive, diverse and inclusive economy.”

US Small Business Association (Oregon)

pdxhelp@sba.gov

503-326-2682

“The district office is responsible for the delivery of the agency programs and services to 30 of the 36 counties in Oregon and Clark, Skamania, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties in Southwestern Washington.”


Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development

866-466-3972

“The Department of Community and Economic Development’s mission is to encourage the shared prosperity of all Pennsylvanians by supporting good stewardship and sustainable development initiatives across our commonwealth.”

Pennsylvania Economic Development Association

info@peda.org

717-441-6047

“PEDA's mission is to promote sound economic development policies, provide leading-edge economic development education and nurture an effective statewide economic development network to foster the economic growth of the Commonwealth.”

Pennsylvania Maufacturers’ Association

717-232-0737

“PMA’s mission which is to improve Pennsylvania’s economic competitiveness by advancing pro-growth public policies that reduce the baseline costs of creating and keeping jobs in the commonwealth, including spending restraint, tax relief, limits on lawsuit abuse, regulatory reform and a prepared workforce.”

Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center

ssmith@kutztown.edu

877-472-7232

“The mission of the network of Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) is to provide entrepreneurs and small business owners with the knowledge needed to make smart decisions and prosper.”

US Small Business Association (Pennsylvania)

610-382-3062

“SBA’s District Office serves the 40 counties of eastern Pennsylvania. It is our mission to provide prospective, new or established persons in the small business community with financial, procurement, management and technical assistance.”


Rhode Island

Business Development Company

lsullivan@bdcri.com

401-351-3036

“With experienced staff, the support of our amazing board of directors and affiliations throughout the local business community, we provide a depth and breadth of knowledge that is always available to our customers.”

Rhode Island Commerce Corporation

info@commerceri.com

401-278-9100

“The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation works with public, private and nonprofit partners to create the conditions for businesses in all sectors to thrive and to improve the quality of life for our citizens by promoting the state’s long-term economic health and prosperity.”

Rhode Island Small Business Development Center

ssnyder@uri.edu

401-874-7232

“Whatever challenges and opportunities your business faces, the Rhode Island Small Business Development Center is able to help you compete and grow.”

US Small Business Administration (Rhode Island)

401-528-4561

“Over the years, the SBA has developed many small business loan and assistance programs, special outreach efforts and initiatives to aid and inform small businesses.”


South Carolina

South Carolina Business One Stop

scboshelp@scbos.sc.gov

803-898-5690

“To advance South Carolina’s economic development by helping entrepreneurs grow successful businesses.”

South Carolina Department of Commerce

info@sccommerce.com

803-737-0400

“From assisting with the location of new sites and buildings to offering grants for community development and infrastructure improvement, the South Carolina Department of Commerce is here to help grow new and existing businesses.”

South Carolina Economic Developers Association

803-929-0305

“SCEDA's mission is to enhance the professional development of its membership and to advocate economic development to benefit the citizens of South Carolina.”

South Carolina Small Business Development Center

scsbdc@sc.edu

803-777-0749

“To advance South Carolina’s economic development by helping entrepreneurs grow successful businesses.”

US Small Business Administration (South Carolina)

SouthCarolinaDO@sba.gov

803-765-5377

“The District Office also partners with state economic development organizations to provide South Carolina small businesses with assistance and further business opportunities through events, presentations and educational materials.”


South Dakota

Sioux Falls Development Foundation

info@siouxfalls.com

800-658-3373

“Founded by a group of far-sighted business leaders, the SFDF is a non-profit economic development corporation with the mission of improving the economy of the Sioux Falls region. We connect businesses with the tools and resources they need to be successful.”

South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Joe.Fiala@sdreadytowork.com

605-204-2306

“The GOED works to expand primary job opportunities for all South Dakotans. We strive to retain and expand existing businesses, foster new businesses, facilitate business succession and recruit out-of-state businesses.”

South Dakota Small Business Development Center

connie.parker@usd.edu

605-367-5757

“Start, grow and improve your business in South Dakota. We can help.”

US Small Business Administration (South Dakota)

chuck.hughes@sba.gov

605-330-4243

“The South Dakota District Office is responsible for the delivery of SBA's many programs and services for the entire state of South Dakota.”


Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Economics and Community Development

office@tn.gov

615-741-1888

We believe in high expectations, low debt, and a pro-business regulatory environment.”

Tennessee Economic Development Council

615-256-5141

“Uniting Member Efforts in Furthering Industrial Development in the State of Tennessee.”

Tennessee Small Business Development Center

877-898-3900

“Recognizing that small business is the economic backbone of the State of Tennessee, the Tennessee Small Business Development Center’s mission is to be the premier provider of quality solutions to potential and existing small businesses’ needs through consultation, education, referral, and support services.”

US Small Business Administration (Tennessee)

615-736-5881

“The Tennessee District Office, located in Nashville, is centrally located in Middle Tennessee in order to serve the 95 counties of the state.”

 

Texas

Texas Economic Development Corporation

512-936-0100

“These two highly focused organizations serve as the gateway for bringing jobs to Texas. TxEDC and EDT offer many services to facilitate corporate relocation and expansion, including valuable incentives, financing options and resources to streamline your site search.”

Texas Economic Development Council

amy@texasedc.org

512-480-8432

“The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) is an Austin-based, statewide, non-profit professional association dedicated to the development of economic and employment opportunities in Texas.”

Texas Small Business Development Center Networks

slawrence@uh.edu

713-752-8452

“With over 60 centers strategically located in rural, urban, and suburban communities throughout the Lone Star state, the Texas Small Business Development Center Network has the knowledge, tools and resources you need to succeed.”

The Texas Governor’s Business and Community Development Division

512-936-0100

“The Governor’s Business and Community Development Division pursues business expansion and relocation with the goal of developing job creation and export opportunities for Texas.”

US Small Business Administration (Texas)

817-684-5500

“The Dallas/Fort Worth District Office (DFW DO) is committed to fostering economic growth by providing assistance to small businesses that are located in its area of operation.”


Utah

Economic Development Corporation of Utah

tfoxley@edcutah.org

1-800-574-8824

“Since 1987, EDCUtah has worked with state and local government and private industry to attract and grow competitive, high-value companies and spur the expansion of local Utah businesses.”

Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development

vhale@utah.gov

801-538-8680

“The mandate for this office is to provide rich business resources for the creation, growth and recruitment of companies to Utah and to increase tourism and film production in the state.”

Utah Small Business Development Center

801-957-5441

“Improving people’s lives through small business success.”

US Small Business Administration (Utah)

Utahgeneral@sba.gov

801-524-3209

“The Utah District Office assists hundreds of small businesses each year by providing financial assistance through SBA's loan programs.”


Vermont

Vermont Department of Economic Development

joan.goldstein@vermont.gov

802-272-2399

“We work to improve the economic well-being and quality of life of Vermonters, while preserving our natural resources and community values.”

Vermont Economic Development Authority

info@veda.org

802-828-5627

“to contribute to the creation and retention of quality jobs in Vermont by providing loans and other financial support to eligible and qualified Vermont industrial, commercial and agricultural enterprises.”

Vermont Small Business Development Center

lrossi@vtsbdc.org

802-728-9101

“The VtSBDC works to positively impact and strengthen established businesses and start-ups throughout Vermont.”

US Small Business Association (Vermont)

vermont_do@sba.gov

802-828-4422

“The District Office provides financial services to the small business community throughout the entire state.”


Virginia

Central Virginia Partnership for Economic Development

434-979-5610

“Our mission is to enhance the economic vitality of our region through effective client-oriented counseling, business information and training.”

Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity

sbsd@sbsd.virginia.gov

804-786-6585

“The mission of the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD) is to enhance growth opportunities for Virginia’s small businesses to prosper through increased revenue and job creation thereby raising the standard of living for all Virginians.”

Virginia Economic Development Partnership

info@vedp.org

804-545-5600

“With dedicated and knowledgeable professionals committed to Virginia’s economic success, VEDP helps businesses find the resources they need to make relocation and expansion successful endeavors.”

Virginia Small Business Development Center

703-277-7727

“To grow Virginia’s economy through small business success.”

US Small Business Administration (Virginia)

richmond.va@sba.gov

804-771-2400

“The Richmond District office is responsible for the delivery of SBA programs and services to 92 counties in Virginia (excluding the counties of Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun, and cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church which are served by our Washington, D.C. District Office).”


Washington

Office of Economic Development and Competitiveness

moreinfo@choosewashington.com

206-256-6100

“The goal of Commerce’s Office of Economic Development & Competitiveness (OEDC) is to make it easy to do business in Washington, whether you’re an international firm interested in investing or relocating, a small business wishing to get into exporting or in need of expansion, or an entrepreneur who is ready to roll out the next big thing.”

Seattle Startup

secmanagement@seattlestartup.org

“Its mission is to network the high-level professionals and entrepreneurs around Seattle, build a communication and collaboration platform for startup business, venture capital, and professionals, and support different parties’ pursuit of success, so as to encourage the startup activities and enrich the entrepreneurship culture in the Seattle community and beyond.”

Washington Small Business Development Center

info@wsbdc.org

509-358-7765

“We are a network of professional advisors providing insight and solutions for the development and growth toward the long-term success of businesses.”

US Small Business Administration (Washington)

206-553-7310

"The Seattle District Office serves Washington State and Northern Idaho through two offices located in Seattle and Spokane."

West Virginia

Hive

304-929-1239

“Whether you’re an existing or aspiring business owner, we have everything you need to build your business from the ground up or help your current business reach new heights.”

TechConnect West Virginia

info@techconnectwv.com

“TechConnect West Virginia seeks to diversify the state’s economy through innovation-based economic development, primarily in the areas of advanced energy, chemicals and advanced materials, biometrics, and biotechnology.”

West Virginia Economic Development Council

info@wvedc.org

304-342-2123

“The West Virginia Economic Development Council was created to bring the various economic development professionals and organizations from around the state together to share and collaborate on common programs and issues.”

West Virginia Small Business Development Center

askme@wv.gov

304-558-2960

“The WV SBDC assists entrepreneurs and small business owners at every stage of the business lifecycle by providing technical assistance to help clients clarify goals, develop skills and acquire resources to operate a successful enterprise.”

US Small Business Administration (Virginia)

304-623-5631

“The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.”


Wisconsin

Capital Entrepreneurs

forrest@capitalentrepreneurs.com

“Our members are dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship in Madison by bringing entrepreneurs together to create new connections and a community around the startups in Madison.”

WBD

wbd@wbd.org

608-819-0390

“WBD is a business finance resource that provides the knowledge, services and access to capital needed to create jobs, grow businesses and build communities.”

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

608-210-6700

“The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is committed to creating and maintaining a business climate that allows you to maximize your potential.”

Wisconsin Small Business Development Center

800-940-7232

“The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center network provides education, referrals, sophisticated tools and resources to help businesses evolve while delivering value to our stakeholders.”


Wyoming

Mountain Business Center

info@mountainbusinesscenter.com

1-307-739-3940

“Mountain Business Center LLC can manage the required documentation to register your new business in Wyoming, process/ forward/ scan your mail, forward your phone calls, and help you obtain an EIN for your business.”

Wyoming Business Council

info.wbc@wyo.gov

307-777-2800

“The Business Council works with private businesses, state agencies, local governments, local economic development groups, partners and nonprofits to grow and diversify Wyoming’s economy, create jobs and enhance quality of life.”

Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network

WSBDC@uwyo.edu

800-348-5194

“Our team is ready to share their expertise with Wyoming entrepreneurs around the state, helping businesses grow and succeed, driving economic growth, and building a better Wyoming.”

Wyoming Women’s Business Center

wwbc@uwyo.edu

307-460-3943

“consider the Wyoming Women's Business Center (WWBC) to help, encourage, and support you along the way. Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or an established business owner, the WWBC offers educational tools to help you plan, start and grow a successful business.”

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