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Mayoral Proclamation - Small Business Development Centers Day - 03.22.2017


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  • WHEREAS, The United States Congress created the federal Small Business Development Centers program to provide training and technical assistance for entrepreneurs and small businesses across the United States via 63 federal SBDC networks that provide nearly 1,000 local or regional service centers; and

  • WHEREAS, The Congress authorized creation of the America's Small Business Development Centers national association (ASBDC) to help represent the federal SBDC networks in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration and ASBDC has created March 22, 2017 as national SBDCs Day; and

  • WHEREAS, The North Dakota Small Business Development Centers is a partnership between the federal government (U.S. Small Business Administration), State of North Dakota (Commerce Department) and North Dakota University System (University of North Dakota) that provides training and technical assistance to entrepreneurs and small businesses across our great state from 10 service centers in Bismarck, Bowman, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot, Wahpeton and Williston, serving clients from all 53 counties of North Dakota; and

  • WHEREAS, SBDCs are the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the nation and provide free client business advising and low-cost training on important small business topics such as business planning and logistics, capital acquisition, marketing, regulatory compliance and technology; and

  • WHEREAS, SBDC clients open, manage and grow their businesses, provide job creation and employment, offer goods and services to clients, pay taxes and contribute to their communities.

  • NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That I, Timothy J. Mahoney, Mayor of the City of Fargo, do hereby proclaim March 22, 2017 to be Small Business Centers Day in the City of Fargo, North Dakota.

  • IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Fargo, North Dakota to be affixed this 8th day of March, 2017.