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Region VIII

Daniel P. Nordberg
Regional Administrator
Daniel Nordberg

Dan Nordberg is the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Region VIII Administrator based in Denver. In this role he oversees delivery of the agency's small business programs and services in South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and Montana.

Prior to coming to the SBA, Nordberg was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2012 serving House District 14, consisting of northern Colorado Springs suburbs, and reelected in 2014 and 2016. After taking office in 2013, he sat on the House Business Affairs and Labor committee, and served as its ranking member beginning in 2015. Nordberg also served as chairman of the Legislative Audit Committee, the body tasked with examining state agencies’ financial records and reviewing and releasing audit reports and recommendations for special studies. While in the state legislature, Dan established himself as a collaborative leader and champion for small business.

In the private sector, Dan worked as a business development specialist at a resort hotel in Colorado Springs. There he was responsible for fostering business development opportunities as well as implementing strategic sales and marketing initiatives.

Nordberg also worked as district director for U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn. In this capacity, he served as a liaison to Colorado’s business community as well as federal and state agencies. Previous to that, Nordberg worked as a legislative aide in Washington, D.C. where he focused on small business, homeland security and financial services issues.

Born and raised in Colorado, Nordberg graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political science. He and his wife Maura, a school psychologist, are the proud parents of three children.

As Region VIII Administrator, Nordberg oversees SBA operations throughout its district offices in Denver, CO.; Helena, MT.; Fargo, ND; Sioux Falls, SD; Salt Lake City, UT; and Casper, WY. Region VIII is SBA`s most rural region in the country. It includes 27 tribal nations and covers more than 500,000 square miles of territory. Dan Nordberg can be reached at