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Celebrating National Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Day on March 16th

NORTH DAKOTA – America’s SBDCs continue to be standout leaders in job creation and economic success throughout the nation. Over the past year, SBDCs across the country have illuminated the way for their small business clients.

The sixth annual SBDC Day will take place on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. SBDC Day is a national, collective proclamation of the impact that America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) have on the success of our nation’s dreamers, innovators, and doers.

UND President Andrew Armacost

“As our small businesses and staff look towards a successful future in a post-COVID world, this is a great time to celebrate rising above the many challenges we have all overcome in recent years,” says state director, Tiffany Ford. “We have all had a monumental year, and this is a special day to recognize and applaud the results of all of that hard work! When small businesses thrive, our communities thrive, North Dakota thrives.”

Nearly 1,000 SBDC centers and thousands of clients will be come together on this day to serve by sharing, in real time, the success stories and notable impacts SBDCs collectively have on the small business community at large. This special day will be celebrated with social media campaigns, public relations initiatives, and other online events.

The ND SBDC has locations across the state that provide local businesses and entrepreneurs with the resources needed to succeed. Across the country, $188.71 million in federal revenue as well as $367.22 million in state revenue was generated by America’s SBDCs. Moreover, SBDC clients brought about $6 billion in sales throughout the year. America’s SBDC Centers continue to shine bright and provide a promising future for small businesses of the nation.

The ND SBDC is a statewide outreach program of the Center for Business Engagement & Development within the Nistler College of Business & Public Administration at the University of North Dakota. Since its inception in 1986, the ND SBDC network has helped business owners and entrepreneurs start, manage, and grow their small businesses through confidential, individualized, professional business advising and training workshops. Services are provided at no-cost to clients thanks to funding from SBA, ND Department of Commerce, and local supporters across the state.

For more information on the ND SBDC programs or services, call (701) 777-3700, email, visit or find us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn).


Press Contacts

Tiffany Ford, 701.777.8700,

Marnie Schuschke, 701.777.3700,