Small Business Development Center open houses set for Nov. 6-7

The Northwest Minnesota Small Business Development Center, which has an office on the campus of Northwest Technical College, will be hosted by the University of Minnesota, Duluth beginning on Jan. 1, 2014.

After being hosted by the Offut School of Business at Concordia College for the last two years, the center is moving to a new host at the UMD Center for Economic Development.

To celebrate this new alignment, the Northwest Minnesota Foundation is hosting a pair of regional-partner open house events to share plans for continued service by the SBDC.

The first event will be held Nov. 6 in room 627 at Northland Community and Technical College room 627, located at 1101 Highway One East in Thief River Falls, Minn.

The second open house will be held Nov. 7 at the Northwest Minnesota Foundation offices at 201 3rd Street NW in Bemidji.

Both events will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a short program beginning at 12:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

To learn more, contact the Northwest Small Business Development Center, (218) 755-4255,

About the SBDC
The Northwest Minnesota Small Business Development Center is one of nine regional offices throughout the state of Minnesota providing free, confidential, one-on-one business consulting services to existing and start-up businesses on a variety of business topics. The centers are a federal, state and locally funded program. The centers are hosted by Concordia College Offutt School of Business; the Northwest Minnesota Small Business Development Center has an office on the campus of Northwest Technical College in Bemidji. For more information, visit

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About Northwest Technical College
Northwest Technical College, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, is an open, inviting technological learning organization. For more than 40 years, the college has valued life-long learning and the worth and dignity of all people. Its open-enrollment policy, affordable tuition and high-quality education have attracted a diverse group of learners; today, the College serves more than 1,200 learners. The college offers more than 40 degree programs in areas such as business, health, human and protective services and environmental and industrial technology career programs. Classes are offered on the Bemidji campus, online, or as a combination of both. NTC is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. For more, visit