Small Business

State Director Announced for Idaho Small Business Development Center

BOISE, Idaho–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Idaho Small Business Development Center (,
announced today that Doug Covey, former Regional Director of the Idaho
SBDC, has been selected as the State Director for the organization. Doug
will replace Katie Sewell, who announced her retirement after 20 years
with the Idaho SBDC.

Prior to joining the SBDC, Covey spent twelve years as Executive
Director, then CEO of BluePrint Education, a company that focused on
providing curriculum and education programs to non-traditional students
worldwide. He then served as VP, Partner Education for LiveRes, a SaaS
based vacation rental management company.

More recently, Covey held the position of Southwest Regional Director
for the Idaho SBDC. Under his leadership, the region re-branded and
re-launched two business accelerators, one in downtown Boise, and one in
Nampa. He also increased the degree of economic impact created by
businesses in the region through capital raised, jobs created, and sales

As State Director, Doug will focus on expanding the economic impact
created through the state-wide SBDC network of consultants giving
no-cost, professional, and confidential business coaching to Idaho
business owners. Covey will continue to strengthen brand awareness so
that the Idaho SBDC is the first resource businesses and entrepreneurs
connect with when interested in growing their organizations.

“Business owners and entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of many communities
throughout the state of Idaho. I am humbled to be given the opportunity
to drive the mission of the SBDC, and eager to continue the important
work of helping Idaho businesses start, focus, and grow. It’s an
exciting time for the organization,” concluded Covey.

For more information about the Idaho SBDC, visit

About the Idaho SBDC

Since 1986, the Idaho Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has been
empowering business owners and entrepreneurs grow their businesses
through no-cost, confidential consulting and affordable business
training. With six locations throughout the state, the Idaho SBDC serves
44 counties and is part of the nation’s largest business assistance
programs covering all US states and territories. In addition to
consulting and training, the Idaho SBDC offers specialty programs in
government contracting, technology commercialization, environmental
regulations, exporting and cyber security. To learn more about the Idaho
SBDC call (208)


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