A speaking talking to a group of people during a SBDC training.

The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Miami Regionals (formerly known as the Butler County Small Business Development Center) advises tenants, local existing business owners and other entrepreneurs in the community on strategic planning, marketing and gaining access to financial capital. 

The small business center works with the various Butler County chambers, with the main office at Miami University Regionals Voice of America Learning Center and a satellite location at the City of Middletown Department of Economic Development. 

"It is really an honor to be recognized for helping businesses get started and grow in the community," said David Riggs, director of the Ohio SBDC at Miami Regionals. 

In 2017, the SBDC devoted a total of 1,356 counseling hours, helping small businesses generate more than $3.1 million in new sales, creating 183 jobs and retaining 264 jobs, according to the state. The center led all centers statewide with 58 business starts and connected companies to $3,080,755 in capital.