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Rural Business Program

Shane Criswell

Our Mission

The mission of the ASU-SBDC rural business program is “To support small business growth and development in economically distressed rural communities throughout the Concho Valley area.”

Our Services

The Rural Business Program offers clients targeted and customized services designed to meet their needs drawing from a number of resources. The ASU-SBDC certified business advisors can provide advisory services, research, strategic planning, business and resource development for small to medium-sized businesses, economic development corporations, communities, and local governments.

Targeted counseling and training for small to medium-sized business clients in the following areas:

Capacity Building Services

The rural business program can also provide capacity building services for communities, local governments, Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Corporations.

Rural Business Advisors

  • James Leavelle, MBA

    Senior Certified Business Advisor

    Senor Certified Business Advisor


    Service Area:
    Tom Green | Concho | McCulloch | Mason

    Dezaray Johnson, MA

    Certified Business Advisor  

    Service Area:
    Tom Green | Menard | Kimble

     Alejandro Castanon

    Certified Business Advisor

    Service Area:
    Sutton | Crockett | Schleicher | Irion