Sponsored by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, the Institute for Innovation and Economic Development (iiED) is a collaboration between California State University, Monterey Bay and the Monterey County Business Council, working together to research, create innovating business projects, and support students and entrepreneurs alike in their creative quest for business opportunities.
The Institute focuses on the need for more jobs opportunities in the region and for our graduating students. We offer programs that work toward developing entrepreneurs and supporting innovative ideas that lead to new business opportunities. iiED looks within the university and local research institutions to establish projects that assist students, investors, and entrepreneurs in successful internships, resources, and project development.
The CSUMB Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is locally hosted by California State University, Monterey Bay and regionally hosted by the University of California, Merced in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
The services provided by the CSUMB SBDC include covering the basics of start-up, marketing a product or service and financing a small business. Other topic specific workshops are offered as community needs are assessed.