SBDC moving to Citizens Service Center
The Small Business Development Center, which is housed at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, will relocate to the El Paso County Citizens Service Center, alongside the Pikes Peak Workforce Center.
The SBDC plans to be in its new office by April26. It will be on the first floor of the center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road.
“This move increases the important services offered at the El Paso County Citizens Service Center, making it even more of a one-stop shop for our citizens,” said Dennis Hisey, chair of the Board of County Commissioners.
The move makes way for a new UCCS administration building. The university will build a 35,000 square foot building on Regent Circle to increase administrative office space for faculty and staff. The $12 million project is expected to be complete for the 2014 school year.
The SBDC is hosted by the UCCS College of Business and operates with federal funding from the Small Business Administration, State of Colorado in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade and with financial and in-kind support from UCCS, City of Colorado Springs and El Paso County.
SBDC works in collaboration with the Pikes Peak Workforce Center and the business community and offers a variety of programs and services to assist with the development of business plans, securing financing to grow the business, marketing, accounting and regulatory compliance, said Aikta Marcoulier, SBDC director.
The move will provide easier access to small business owners taking advantage of center services.
“Free parking for clients, continued close proximity to the resources on UCCS
campus and the opportunity to develop programs with the Pikes Peak Workforce Center tailored to businesses within El Paso, Teller and Park counties make this a wonderful collaboration,” Marcoulier said.