University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Nov 26, 2022  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023

Nevada Small Business Development Center/Center for Regional Studies/Bureau of Business and Economic Research

Both the Nevada Small Business Development Center (NSBDC), Center for Regional Studies, and the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) are part of the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno.

The NSBDC is funded through a cooperative agreement between the university and the U.S. Small Business Administration, assisting existing and new small businesses throughout the state plan their growth as well as gain knowledge to operate and development their businesses. The NSBDC has 11 full-service offices around the state and dozens of counseling locations.

The Center for Regional Studies was approved by the Board of Regents in 2007 to serve as an objective, impartial facilitator of information, outreach, and research services regarding regional development and planning; develop links and coordinate efforts between the University and external entities involved in the process of regional development; disseminate impartial and scientifically supported research on regional issues; and enhance student capacities by actively involving them in research and outreach services.

The BBER is the official research unit of the College of Business. Founded in 1956, the bureau provides a broad array of research services and consulting for local, state, and national business and government communities.

Regular SBDC and bureau publications include the Nevada Economic Summary, Starting a Small Business in Nevada, and Metro Business Activity (MBA) Report, among others.

The SBDC maintains extensive databases and other information that can be customized to serve the needs of researchers and others who need up-to-date information about the region, state or nation.