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SBA Announces 2016 Small Business Development Center of the Year

Alliance SBDC in Modesto Recognized for Excellence & Achievement
Release Date: 
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Release Number: 
Dawn Golik (559) 487-5791, X2705

FRESNO – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that the Alliance Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Modesto has been selected as the 2016 SBDC of the Year for the Fresno District.  The SBA Office in Fresno serves fifteen counties in the San Joaquin Valley and Central Coast.   


Since 2003, the Alliance SBDC has served Stanislaus, Tuolumne, Merced, and Mariposa Counties.  Under Director Kurt Clark’s leadership since 2003, this SBDC has provided outstanding services to a region that is culturally and economically diverse. Their work provides top quality business consulting and training which has been a key to improving economic factors in Central California. Director Clark has been recognized for his leadership and speaks across the state because of his abilities and service to the small business community. The Alliance SBDC was nominated by the UC Merced SBDC Regional Network.


The Alliance SBDC and Director Kurt Clark will be recognized by the SBA during National Small Business Week, May 1-7, 2016 and specifically on May 3, 2016 during the Small Business Recognition Program in Fresno, CA.