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SBA Lecture Series
Small Business is BIG Business in Economic Development
Much of the focus of economic development is on recruiting large, existing businesses from somewhere else in the U.S. or the world. This discussion will explore the alternative strategy of focusing on small businesses in economic development.
David Moody, Deputy Director
David Moody is the Deputy Director of the Small Business Administration in Arkansas. He previously founded and ran Jacksson David, LLC, a consulting firm focused on high growth and technology companies. An honors graduate with a Masters’ degree in Public Administration, David joined NASA through the Presidential Management Internship Program. He worked in the aerospace industry for 13 years, serving as a program analyst, manager, and consultant for the Shuttle, Space Lab and Space Station programs. Since leaving the aerospace industry, David has owned and operated several businesses in the fields of risk management, retail, battery technology, and business consulting. As a former consultant focused on startup, high growth, and technology firms, he has helped commercialize products and services in the areas of nanotechnology, biotechnology, medical devices, software as a service, online retail, and energy technology. He has been married to Gwen for 35 years, serves in their church, is a father of two, grandfather of two, a drummer, and blogger at @StartupDad. Her focus is to assist small business owners in achieving excellence through human resource compliance.
Presented by U.S. SBA, Arkansas Office & The Generator
Cosponsorship Authorization #19-069-03. SBA’s participation in this Cosponsored Activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any Cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact: David Moody, 501-324-7379 ext. 270