The SBDC, together with the Veteran Business Outreach Center (VBOC) and the La Crosse Area Development Corporation (LADCO), will host a business forum at UW-La Crosse to provide area businesses with the information they need to better leverage their location and ownership status to grow their business.
The event will feature representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI), VBOC and LADCO providing information on how having a primary business location in La Crosse positions a firm for business opportunities with the government sector under the SBA’s program that supports firms located in a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone). A substantial part of La Crosse is considered HUBZone and two census tracts are also designated as Opportunity Zones, which encourage investments in firms located in such areas. In addition, the program will discuss how small businesses and those owned by individuals targeted for support such as veterans, women and minorities may pursue both business and government opportunities to grow their business.
The event will be held on Wednesday, May 22, from 7:30-11 a.m. in Room 104, Wimberly Hall atUW-La Crosse. The event is FREE but registration is requested as seating is limited. Online registration is available at https://leveragingresources.eventbrite.com.