SIU Small Business Development Center Facing Possible Closure

SIU Small Business Development Center Facing Possible Closure

Carbondale — Small businesses in southern Illinois could lose one of their biggest allies, as the SIU Small Business Development Center is in danger of closing. Officials from the center say that if the state budget crisis continues, they may have no other choice than to cease operations at the end of March. Funding from the state stopped last month but SIU has been able to keep the program running in the time since. The center provides services to approximately 600 small business throughout southern Illinois annually.