- Economic development assistance
- Small business development assistance
- Access to capital assistance
- Higher education and university based programs
- Statewide economic development partnerships
Jody Keenan is Managing Director, Mason Enterprise Center and State Director, Virginia Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Network, hosted by George Mason University.
The Mason Enterprise Center is an organization of regional incubators and statewide business assistance programs assisting entrepreneurs and small business owners with business and strategic planning, government contracting, access to capital, marketing, commercialization and innovation, international trade, and incubation.
The Virginia SBDC network, a program of the Mason Enterprise Center, is the most extensive business development program in the Commonwealth providing business advising, mentoring, training and connections to other useful resources to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. The SBDC network is a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration, George Mason University-Mason Enterprise Center and 17 other organizations, including institutions of higher education, chambers of commerce, and economic development organizations across Virginia.
Jody represents George Mason University and the Virginia SBDC in several organizations including: Association of Small Business Development Centers; U.S. Department of Commerce, Virginia/Washington D.C. District Export Council; Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Community Investment Council; Virginia Economic Developers Association, Board of Directors (Ex-Officio); Virginia Community Capital, Community Advocates Council; University Based Economic Developers.
Jody graduated from the College of William and Mary and LaSalle University.