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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


Illinois Nurse Aide Testing

Illinois Small Business Development Center at SIU

Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center at SIU

Office of Workforce Innovation and Research

Saluki Innovation Lab

Small Business Incubator Program

SIU Research Park

Saluki Ventures