The U.S. Bank Foundation made a three-year, $100,000 investment in the Idaho State University College of Business to sustain and grow the Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CEED).
CEED serves as a one-stop-shop for businesses in need of consulting, technical or financial services.
The program houses service providers such as the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), TechHelp, BengalSolutions and the Eastern Idaho Development Corporation (EIDC).
“CEED is humbled by this generous gift and show of support from U.S. Bank,” said Jeff Street, director of CEED. “Recognition by such a successful organization as U.S. Bank really lifts up the efforts of the center.”
With the help of U.S. Bank, CEED will promote, support and develop new business in Southeastern Idaho while also creating a culture of entrepreneurship among students, equipping them with the tools necessary to develop and build their innovative ideas.
“We plan to use this donation to create opportunities for students from high school to graduate school who are interested in entrepreneurship to develop their skills and launch their ideas into new businesses,” Street said. “CEED is quite thankful to U.S. Bank for their interest in helping the College of Business in this initiative.”