The Mason Enterprise Center programs focus primarily on economic development outcomes supporting not only University goals and initiatives, but also the communities that they serve. These results vary based on the individual program, but include categories such as increased revenues, equity and investments gained, governments contracts won, and jobs created. Additional impact measures can include student/business collaborations on projects, internships, and faculty research.

MEC Results


“Running your own business requires a wide range of skills; you will need to be able to cope with competition and negotiate deals, and attain financial support. Mason SBDC has given us this support and much more. Their training classes, networking, and office space are critical to our business. In these difficult economic times, having the Mason SBDC support has made it much easier to move towards our goals.”
Michael Thornton, Visionary Consulting Partners

“I want to take this opportunity to thank the entire staff at George Mason for the outstanding support in implementing and facilitating PRC’s Mentor-Protégé training program. Your entire series of small company and infrastructure development courses was most beneficial to all of PRC’s protégés.” Northrop Grumman (Formerly Litton/PRC Inc.)

“From business plan guidance to valuable MEC-sponsored training events, DEXISIVE got the professional help it needed to transition to its own corporate headquarters in Reston, Virginia. The support provided by MEC staff resulted in corporate growth and maturity that would not have been otherwise available.”
Jack J. Murphy, PhD, DEXISIVE