Contact Us

The CSUB SBDC is hosted by the California State University, Bakersfield. CSUB SBDC is supported by the UC Merced Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Regional Network. The Network Office provides vision, direction and administrative support for the five SBDCs and two satellite centers in the 15-county Central California region:


Director: Kelly Bearden
1631 17th Street, Suite 200
Bakersfield, CA 93301
T: (661) 654-2856

Lead Center (Main Office)

Regional Director: Diane Howerton
550 E. Shaw Avenue, Suite 100
Fresno, CA 93710
T: (559) 241-7406
F: (559) 241-7422
Toll-Free: (877) UCM-SBDC or (877) 826-7232

UC Merced SBDC Regional Network Service Centers

View contact information for the local SBDC service center for your county.

California SBDC Regional Networks

View contact information for the California SBDC Regional Networks.