Director of ASU SBDC Honored at Chamber Banquet
February 11, 2020
San Angelo Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Award presented to Dave Erickson, Angelo State University Small Business Development Center
For 30 years the Angelo State University Small Business Development Center (ASU-SBDC) has been providing business advising and training services to the ten-county area of the Concho Valley. The ASU-SBDC has provided thousands of small business owners in the area free and confidential business advising and training to better manage their businesses and to help entrepreneurs create new businesses. In the last two years, they have served 1,100 small business clients on a one-on-one basis. They have also recorded over 100 new business startups and 70 business expansions. Yet another benefit of the ASU-SBDC is the creation of 489 jobs in the past two years as well as the help they provided in securing more than $20 million in loans and owner investments. They also host the annual San Angelo Business Plan Competition, which has seen massive participation and success from area business owners.
At the head of the ASU-SBDC is Dave Erickson. Dave joined the ASU-SBDC team in 1999 as a business advisor and has been the Director since 2005. With 20 years of experience in managing a business, the contributions Dave has made alongside the entire ASU-SBDC have helped to shape the face of business in San Angelo and has gifted the city with their critical services.