WASHINGTON (12/22/14)--Twenty-two cities have joined the list of locations for the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Emerging Leaders executive training series.
Overall, the program will reach 48 cities and communities nationwide in 2015.
"The Emerging Leaders Program is a resource that can open lucrative doors for America's small businesses," said SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet. "The addition of more than 20 new cities in 2015 will help serve even more entrepreneurs. Graduates of the initiative have measurably increased their revenue, and helped create jobs and drive economic growth in their local communities."
More than 2,400 small-business owners in underserved communities have gone through the training, which has led to the following successes:
Local recruitment for the 2015 training cycle is under way at selected SBA district offices, and classes are scheduled to begin in April.