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SBDC at UNF hires Katie Arroyo as International Trade Specialist

Kate ArroyoThe Small Business Development Center at UNF (SBDC), the premier source for small business assistance in North Florida, is pleased to announce Katie Arroyo has been hired as International Trade Specialist. Arroyo will provide confidential consulting and training to small business owners interested in engaging in international trade.

Previously, Arroyo worked at the Center for International Trade and Development in Stillwater, Oklahoma, where she developed and facilitated the Certified Global Business Professional online course, assisted in research and proposals, and wrote various articles for the International Informant. Arroyo earned her undergraduate degree in International Studies with a focus in Spanish and Business from the University of South Florida. She earned her Master of Science degree in International Studies with a focus on International Trade and Development from Oklahoma State University. Arroyo has lived, visited or studied abroad in places around the globe including: Iceland, Cuba, and Sierra Leone, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Canada, St. Thomas, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, New Zealand, and Holland.

“We are so pleased to have Katie join the SBDC. Her experience in helping businesses prepare to export will be an asset to the clients in Northeast Florida,” said Janice Donaldson, Regional Director of the SBDC at UNF.

In her new role at the SBDC, Arroyo will be working with businesses interested in exporting, facilitating International Trade training programs and writing export marketing plans for qualified Florida “new-to-export” manufacturing and service providers to identify overseas growth. She will work primarily out of the SBDC office at University of North Florida in Jacksonville, but will make circuit rides throughout Northeast Florida region.

About the SBDC at UNF:

Since 1976, the Small Business Development Center at the University of North Florida has helped over 35,000 small businesses in an 18-county area. The SBDC at UNF, located at the UNF University Center, provides assistance through management advice and technical training with little to no-cost to the potential, fledgling and/or well-established small business owners. For additional information, contact: Stephanie Royal at (904) 620-2428 or

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