James King Re-elected Chairman of the Association of Small Business Development Centers
Albany — State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher today congratulated James King, director of the New York State Small Business Development Center (NYS SBDC) on his recent re-election as Chairman of the Board for the Association of Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC). SUNY is the lead host for New York's ASBDC network, which also includes the City University of New York (CUNY), PACE University, and Columbia University.

“Jim King has proven year after year that that he has the leadership ability, business sense, and economic development know-how to lift New York's small business development centers and those they serve throughout the state to a higher plane,” said Chancellor Zimpher. “His peers have made an outstanding decision with Jim's re-election, and we are proud to have him represent SUNY and New York State as chairman of the ASBDC Board.”

“I'm honored to serve such a distinguished national group,” said King. “The ASBDC is a crucial part of the SBDC network, and I look forward to our continued work together on small business initiatives that are so vital to our national economy. Thank you to our many partners and supporters in New York from higher education, New York State, and the local, regional, and individual contributors who collectively encourage new and existing small businesses to expand and grow here and throughout the nation.”

The ASBDC is a partnership program uniting private enterprise, government, higher education, and local nonprofit economic development organizations, hosted at higher education institutions throughout the nation. The organization is dedicated to the development of entrepreneurs and the success of small businesses throughout the U.S., with international affiliates around the world. Founded in 1979, the ASBDC provides a vehicle for continuous improvement of the Small Business Development Center program, exchange of information among all members regarding objectives, methods and results in business management and technical assistance, and advocacy of America's small business community. ASBDC officers and Board Members are made up of SBDC state and regional directors from 10 states.

About the SUNY Small Business Development Center
Administered by SUNY, the SBDC has 24 regional service centers located throughout the New York State on SUNY, CUNY, and private university campuses. Since its inception in 1984, the SBDC has provided small business advisement services to more than 374,000 New Yorkers. The SBDC also provides training and business research to existing business owners and entrepreneurs. SBDC clients have invested over $5 billion in New York, impacting 166,000 jobs.

The SBDC is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of New York, local communities, and host campuses. As a result of this leveraged support, the SBDC staff provides confidential one-on-one business advisement services at no direct cost to the citizens and entrepreneurs of New York. For more information about the SBDC, visit www.nyssbdc.org.

About the State University of New York
The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, educating nearly 463,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate programs, and more than 1.8 million NYS citizens in professional development and personal enrichment programs, on 64 college and university campuses. There are nearly 3 million SUNY alumni worldwide. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit www.suny.edu.

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