What is the Women's Business Development Center?
Founded in 1986 to provide programs and services to support and accelerate women's business ownership and strengthen the impact of women on the economy, the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) is a 501(c)(3) nationally recognized leader in the field of economic development.
Headquartered in Chicago, with an office in Aurora, the WBDC serves a nine-state Midwest region. The mission is to support and accelerate business development and growth, targeting women and serving all diverse business owners, in order to strengthen their participation in, and impact on, the economy. All business owners may apply for their services.
The Village of Hanover Park has a strong relationship with the WBDC. Aisha McBurrows, Director of the Aurora center and Minerva Calatayud, Associate Director of Entrepreneurial Services in Aurora serve on the Village of Hanover Park Economic Development Committee. Terrie Simmons of the WBDC has moderated our Fall Small Business Forum for the past two years.Click here to learn more about the Women's Business Development Center Aurora, or contact contact Minerva at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (312) 853-3477, x 270.