The Lamar State College-Port Arthur Small Business Development Center, which has been operating out of the Museum of the Gulf Coast for past eight months, will have a 2 p.m. reception on Wednesday, May 7, to mark the grand re-opening of the center’s newly-remodeled building at 1401 Procter Street.

“We’re really excited about getting back into our building, which was damaged by Hurricane Rita and needed repairs and remodeling,” said SBDC director Linda Tait. “The new facility has more room, including a classroom, a conference room and a larger library where prospective business owners can study and do research.

The SBDC offers individual consulting for small business owners at no charge. The center helps prospective business owners by providing financial analysis, loan preparation assistance and help in setting up a business plan.
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