Our numbers say it all. For every $1 invested in the Florida SBDC Network, $60 is returned to the state in tax revenue.*
Regional Service Summary (2020)
Serving Desoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota Counties, the Florida SBDC at USF Region delivered substantial consulting and training services in 2020 that resulted in a significant return on investment.
Professionally certified business consultants delivered 28,147 hours of consulting to 9,045 entrepreneurs and small business owners.
- Consulting client breakdown:
3,664 or 41% Women
669 or 7% Veterans and Service-Connected Disabled Veterans
2,154 or 24% Minorities
- Jobs Impacted*: 5,235
- Sales Generated*: $1B
- Government Contracts Acquired**: $16.3M
- Capital Investment**: $91.3M
2020 Economic Impact Analysis of the Florida SBDC Network by FSU CEFA* | Reported by respondent clients of outcomes resulting from or in part due to assistance in 2019-20**