EDC continues focus on small business development

COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation recently announced its completion of the first cohort of the SBEI MarketMaker program and launch of the new SBEI TrailMaker program. Both programs are extensions of the EDC’s Small Business & Entrepreneurship Initiative, which is a services-based business incubation program that provides structured services and programs for pre-startup, startup and growing businesses in Whitley County.“We are now in our sixth year offering programs and services designed to meet the specific needs of our small business and entrepreneur clients,” said EDC President Alan Tio, “I encourage anyone thinking about starting a business, who has a small business, or who would like to expand their business to call on our SBEI team to help them along the way.”SBEI MarketMaker aligns the capacity of locally-based, growth-oriented companies with opportunities to support technology transfer and commercialization of products and services. To read the rest of this story, see the Jan. 23 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.