The BRC provides classes, individual mentoring, networking, access to capital, and other services to assist entrepreneurs, small, medium, and large size businesses in any industry. It is a hub for connecting private industry with academia, where university resources can be applied to spur economic growth, creating jobs and revenues in the state of Utah. The business counselors, government agencies, and private organizations have years of expertise in many areas of business and important contacts in many different industries, government, and the universities. For the state, the BRC is a vital cog in the broader economic development engine that helps creates jobs and supports growth. (watch).
The UVU Business Resource Center is a One-Stop Shop for all of your business needs! Here are some of the services we offer:
Manufacturing: In April 2002, the American Society for Training and Development completed an economic impact study for MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership) Utah, currently headquartered in the UVU BRC. The study evaluated the impact of 40 recent projects. The results showed that the MEP Utah could be credited with creating or retaining 1,055 jobs, retaining or increasing sales by $122 million, and $474 million in industrial output. Performance since then has continue to track those metrics. See WestCamp.
Business Accelerator: Just 30 of the companies that received G2M funding from USTAR in 2013 reported a collective Increase in Sales of $739,668 along with $1,922,000 in Private Investment. From January to December 2014, more than 220 companies applied to the Business Accelerator.