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Small Business and Trend Analyses

As a part of our effort to support regional economic development, CGS tracks and analyzes trends and  issues related to small business formation, growth, and succession. This research is shared in articles, presentations, and other sources to support policy formation at the state and local government levels. A case study on sustainable funding for small businesses in Illinois and Wisconsin examines how access to capital impacts the growth of early stage companies in small metropolitan and surrounding rural areas.

Contact

For additional information about small business and trend analyses, please contact:

Brian Richard
815-753-0162
brichard@niu.edu