Our Impact

Over the years, the Flory Small Business Center has positively impacted our local communities through education, mentorship, events and more, but the proof is in the details. Below you will find some key economic indicators regarding our impact to our economies at large. The Center enumerates economic impact results exclusively in the year in which Center staff works with the client.

Investments in the Future


The demand for capital has increased significantly locally and nationwide.
The Flory Center continues to match small business needs with
Federal, State, and Local capital sources, both Government and Private.
The Center’s clients reported total capital investment of $19,494,488 in 2016.

Jobs Created, 1992-2016

The Center’s clients were responsible for creating 142 jobs in 2016. Not reflected on this graph are the 169 jobs that were saved in 2016.

What Our Community is Saying About the Flory Small Business Center

The Flory Business Center has been a major support system for our business in many ways.
— Rick Graham - Air-Right Energy Design, Inc.

Flory Small Business Center is an asset to our community. The Center provided information and facilitated introductions with other small businesses in the area.
— Lovey Hammel - Employment Enterprises, Inc.

Linda Decker and her team were paramount in seeing my business passion into fruition, for opening a door and showing me the road.
— Elena Hocking - Macaron Tart, Inc.

Ready to talk about your business and get it off the ground? Call our professionals today!