New $2.5 Million Grant to Help Wyoming Entrepreneurs Access Critical Resources

Monday, November 08, 2021

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network a $2.5 million grant to implement the SBA’s Community Navigator Pilot Program in Wyoming.

The goal of the Community Navigator Pilot Program is to reduce barriers that all small businesses, including those owned by disadvantaged groups such as veterans, women and those from rural communities and communities of color, often face in accessing critical support.

“Supporting entrepreneurs is part of the University of Wyoming’s land-grant mission and a key aspect of our strategic plan,” says Steve Farkas, associate vice president for economic development in UW’s Office of Research and Economic Development, which oversees the Wyoming SBDC Network. “The Community Navigator Pilot Program will bring much-needed assistance and resources to all small-business owners throughout the state, aligning perfectly with the efforts of the university’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.”

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