HAMILTON — Butler County’s Small Business Development Center is the best in the country, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The Butler County Small Business Development Center’s counselors advise 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 offices in Middletown and in Hamilton at Hamilton Mill.
“It is really an honor to be recognized for helping business get started and grow in the community,” said David Riggs, director of Butler County’s SBDC.
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.