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SBA Announces Strategic Partnership with NC Veteran’s Business Association

Release Date: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Advisory Date: 
Tuesday, March 11, 2003
Contact: 
Mike Ernandes 704-344-6588

Charlotte N.C. - The U.S. Small Business Administration North Carolina District signed a Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM) with the North Carolina Veteran’s Business Association (NCVetBiz) on March 11, 2015.

The purpose of this agreement is to develop and foster mutual understanding and a working relationship between the SBA and NCVetBiz in order to strengthen and expand small business development for veterans in North Carolina.

"North Carolina is home to over 84,000 veteran-owned businesses. SBA is committed to helping veterans and the military community. SBA has a Veteran’s Business Outreach Center, and special financing and government contracting programs," said North Carolina District Director Lynn Douthett. "This partnership will further support those who have served their country and choose an entrepreneurial path."

“NCVetBiz is excited about this strategic partnership,” said CJ Scarlet, President. “As the leading organization dedicated to serving all veterans in commerce in North Carolina, we appreciate the leverage this partnership brings. This relationship enables us to advance our mission, which, in turn, positively impacts the economy of our state.”

The mission of the North Carolina Veteran’s Business Association is to support, educate, and connect all Veterans in commerce in North Carolina with resources to become successful in business.

SBA North Carolina District and its resource partners provide capital, counseling services and contracting opportunities to entrepreneurs and small business owners to start and expand small businesses that create new jobs.

The SAM will remain in effect for two years.

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Related State: 
North Carolina