Business & Community Connections
Since 1995, the BEDC has generated more than $55 million in new revenues across Washington, it has created and retained nearly 1,000 jobs, and has enabled more than 1,000 students to work with 250 small businesses.
How can the BEDC benefit your business or organization?
Business Assistance Program: The BEDC can advance your small business with a winning combination of mentoring from executives and student consultation.
Minority Business Executive Program: Strengthens leadership skills and helps the business executive gain a competitive edge, through a weeklong intensive program. Scholarships are available.
Business Certificate Program: Launched in 2009, this program helps CEOs and
executives of minority-owned companies improve accounting systems, reach new
customers, and increase operational efficiencies.
Get a paid intern to help expand or improve your business.
Board Fellows Program: Foster MBA students serve on local and non-profit boards of directors.
Diversity in Business Seminar: Allows Foster faculty to share recent research at
an annual event for business leaders.