UC Merced SBDCServing Merced and Mariposa Counties
Helping Your Business Start, Grow and Succeed

The University of California, Merced SBDC Regional Network continued and expanded on the Merced Business Outreach Project, first conducted in 2018 and again in 2019, to assess the needs and challenges of our local business community in 2023. This annual survey was suspended in 2020, 2021, and 2022 due to the Pandemic. The main objective of the survey project was to assess the current needs, issues, and challenges of the local business community, as directly reported by them.

These 3 downloadable reports are free to the public. We hope you will find the information insightful and helpful:

2023 Merced Business Needs Report

2019 Merced Business Needs Report2018 Merced Business Needs Report
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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the California SBDC closest to you.