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Consulting and Business Development Center

We accelerate student careers and grow businesses and jobs in communities where they’re needed the most.

By engaging students in solving complex, unstructured, real-world challenges students learn to think strategically, develop leadership skills, and integrate knowledge across business disciplines. More than 95% of students who participate in the Center’s programs report improved job performance after graduation because of what they learned from engaging with our programs.

Through the work of student consulting teams and faculty-led business education courses, we grow business revenues and jobs with a focus on businesses owned by people of color, women, LGBTQ, veterans, and those located in under-served communities. Since our inception in 1995, we have generated more than $210 million in new revenue and retained over 200,000 jobs; but we didn’t do it alone.

Our work is powered by the team of students, educators, and professionals who come into our programs ready to tackle problems that matter in communities that need it the most.

14.5%increase in revenue growth rate
5,000jobs created and retained each year
96% of students have improved job performance after graduation
Student Consulting Programs
Undergraduate and MBA studentsstudent consulting programs

Get real-world experience in solving business problems, do meaningful work that transforms businesses and nonprofits, and creates lasting impact outside of the classroom.

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Business education & consulting programs
Professionals and businessesBusiness education & consulting programs

The Center offers a range of consulting and education programs to serve businesses throughout their growth cycle.Classes are offered in Seattle, Yakima, the Tri-Cities, and on Tribal lands while drawing business owners regionally and nationally.

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