IECE Impact Report
The Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) delivered significant Impact in 2022! Our results in 2022 show that the IECE continues to have a growing and impactful economic presence in the region through our key programs.
Among the findings is that in 2022, the IECE had a total net positive economic contribution of nearly $130 million when the total loans, contracts, and exports are combined. IECE was also responsible for assisting in nearly $17 million total sales increases in 2022. “That's the direct economic impact, that doesn't account for any multiplier effects,” said Mike Stull, Director of IECE.
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2022 Programs & Initiatives
The core focus of the IECE is to provide innovative programs and educational resources to entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout the Inland Empire. The following programs and initiatives were introduced in 2022 to address distinct service gaps, based on the in-depth research findings and survey conducted for the 2021 State of Entrepreneurship report.
Catapult was launched based on the distinct need for entrepreneurs in mid-level businesses to acquire new skills and knowledge on how to effectively grow their company, connect with like-minded peers, and gain deeper perspectives in developing new business strategies to enhance their business growth and success. Delivered in partnership with Bank of America.
A healthy way to approach small business financial management. The essentials are presented in a comprehensive hands-on approach for small business owners to take charge of critical components and tools to manage the financial aspect of their business more effectively. Delivered in partnership with Bank of America.
The SBDC Center for Contracting focuses on assisting small businesses with winning procurement contracts at the state, local and private levels. The program features “Chatting Contracts with Karla,” an on-demand webinar with various agencies on their procurement processes and needs, and certification training and support.
Our 2022 Client Success Stories
Top Tier Dedicated Partners
Download a copy of the 2021 IECE Impact Report Here!