Huntsville’s Catalyst Center expanding into Central Alabama

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Lisa Mays, second from left, is CEO of the Catalyst Center. Photo courtesy of the Catalyst Center.

The Catalyst Center for Business and Entrepreneurship, headquartered in Huntsville, is expanding into central Alabama with a planned Women’s Business Center in Clanton.

The Regional Economic Assistance for Communicating Hope (REACH) Catalyst Women’s Business Center in Central Alabama will support small businesses in every stage of their development. The center will be opened through Catalyst’s Small Business Association Women’s Business, one of 20 new Women’s Business Centers opening across the U.S.

“Together with the Small Business Administration, we chose Clanton as a central location to leverage our ability to partner with area organizations and provide our programs and services to rural and traditionally underserved communities throughout Central Alabama,” said Lisa Mays, CEO of the company. “We are excited to create new collaborative partnerships within Central Alabama’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and look forward to serving more Alabama small business through the Catalyst’s REACH Women’s Business Center.”

In addition to serving small businesses and entrepreneurs, the company offers programs tailored for women, veterans, government contractors, and IT and technology ventures.

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