Charleston area to get SBA Women’s Business Center as part of largest-ever rollout

The Post and Courier
January 13, 2021

The Charleston area is getting a new Women’s Business Center affiliated with the U.S. Small Business Administration as part of the largest-ever expansion in the program’s 30-year history.

Increasing H.O.P.E., a North Charleston nonprofit that bills itself as a one-stop shop for financial training, was chosen to create one of the 20 new centers the SBA announced last week that it would launch across the U.S.

It will be the only center operating in the Charleston region and the third in South Carolina. CommunityWorks, a nonprofit in Greenville, hosts one, and the SBA launched another at Benedict College in Columbia, its second-ever center based at a historically Black college or university, last year.

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