Our Economic Impact

Helping Washington Businesses Grow and Succeed

Helping Washington Businesses Grow and Succeed

Since 1980, the Washington SBDC has helped generations of entrepreneurs achieve their dreams of starting or growing a small business. Our network’s commitment and dedication to the people and businesses of the Evergreen State has made the Washington SBDC one of the top performing networks in the country.

We are tremendously proud of our SBDC clients and their contributions to growing the state’s economy. We recognize that our ability to help clients succeed would not be possible without the support of our key partners: the U.S. Small Business Administration and Washington State University. In addition, we are fortunate to have an actively engaged Advisory Council, strong private sector partnerships, a growing network of resource partners, co-located organizations, and motivated students and faculty in Washington’s higher education institutions looking for new ways to collaborate.


97% of our clients say they would recommend SBDC services to others

1,942 new businesses started since 2014

22,922 jobs created and saved since 2014

SBDC clients received $902M in funding since 2014