WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Supply Chain Vistas Inc., a member of the Supply Chain Visions family of companies has been awarded a contract to assist the SBA with its ScaleUp America program. Supply Chain Vistas Inc. (Vistas Hubzone) will provide an advisory support and entrepreneurship training to small businesses in the North Central PA area. ScaleUp America is a new initiative for the SBA, building on its core mission, delivering intensive assistance to established, high-potential entrepreneurs whose businesses are primed for growth beyond the second stage of growth.
"We are bringing our successful entrepreneurship education program to underserved communities across the country that will benefit from intensive SBA support," says SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet. "We'll help firms gain market intelligence. We'll provide business consulting, and we'll offer matchmaking with corporate and government buyers."
"We are excited about this opportunity to support the SBA in this new endeavor," said Steve Geary President of Supply Chain Vistas Inc. "The Vistas Hubzone team has the experience, tools, and business network required to help the SBA scale up regional small businesses and stimulate local entrepreneurial ecosystems for growth."
Building on its value chain stabilization and development work nationally and internationally, Vistas Hubzone will work with local entrepreneurs, value chain partners and community stakeholders to build local capacity and drive innovative development strategies. Working with local champions, the ScaleUp team will promote private sector partnerships. These partnerships will link markets regionally, nationally, and internationally, stimulating trade, investment and strengthening value streams.
About the SBA
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), officially established in 1953, maintains and strengthens the nation's economy by aiding, counseling, assisting, and protecting the interests of small businesses, and by helping families and businesses to recover from national disasters. SBA's mission includes assisting small businesses to start, grow, and compete in markets by providing quality training, counseling and access to resources.
About Supply Chain Vistas Inc.
With a deep bench of real-world and academic expertise and a client-focused collaborative approach, the Supply Chain Visions Family of Companies has a track record helping commercial and public sector clients face supply chain challenges and drive measurable improvement.
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