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The Office of Economic and Regional Development (OERD) at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is your regional gateway to a myriad of resources! The collective knowledge and networks herein are ready to assist businesses and start-up entrepreneurs with everything from creating a business plan to attracting equity investments.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program

Business Language and Culture Exchange

Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center

Illinois Small Business Development Center/International Trade Center

Saluki Innovation Lab

Small Business Incubator Program

SIU Research Park

Saluki Ventures