The University of Central Oklahoma Small Business Development Center will have a grand opening for its new satellite office in Edmond from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, expanding its outreach within the community.

Until now, businesses in the greater metro area received guidance from staff at the SBDC’s main office in downtown Oklahoma City.

“We foresee a large increase in the number of clients we can serve annually, adding approximately 100 new clients at each location each year,” said Susan Urbach, SBDC regional director.

One of two new UCO SBDC locations, the Edmond office is housed in the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce. A grand opening for the Norman location, housed near the Norman Economic Development Coalition, will take place from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 28.

Since being established in 1984, Central’s SBDC has served more than 10,000 businesses, helping them produce millions of dollars in capital, while generating or retaining about 355 jobs per year.

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