I spoke today with one of the instructors and the dept. head who wrote the large Department of Education grant for the new " CRES" center. It allows students to assist in applied technical assistance for businesses a step above SBCD level; now that the businesses are started, how do you make them run? Kevin Cooper is one of the two MBAs who assists the students' placement, and keep an open ear of what EDAs and businesses need help with. (He sees the applied aspect as a win for businesses as well as students).
It is to shape up in detail and will offer helps to those who start businesses, get them off the ground, and often move onto other ventures to launch. Word has gotten to the UMC EDA center of requests, yet Jack Geller has referred such assistance requests from individual businesses just down the hall in the Business Dept. at UMC.