SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER (SBDC)
Andrea Gonzalez is a detail-oriented economic performance analyst, specializing in culturally sensible and locally appropriate Community and Economic Development. Whether in small businesses or real estate, her expertise accessing capital and unlocking opportunities towards growth, informs her practice
as consultant at Widener SBDC.
Her background in design and economic development allows her to bolster clients’ skills and assets through a result-driven design-thinking methodology focused on achieving business and capital growth.
As Widener’s premier Small Business Consultant and a recently accomplished Master of City Planning, specializing in Economic Development and Access to Capital for minorities and disadvantaged groups, Andrea prouds herself in guiding new businesses/ business-owners through the financial and technical challenges of starting and growing a business.
She has extensive experience in the areas of Community and Economic Development in addition to her talent in Public Relations, Data & Financial Analysis, Creative Prob-lem Solving & Collaboration besides a multicultural background; making her a valuable asset at Widener‘s SBDC.
She strives to be the cheerleader and coach everyone needs on their team providing technical assistance and customized support to ensure clients succeed in meeting their goals through consulting, businesses’ and individual financial analysis; business and financial planning, facilitating education programming, and producing culturally sensible content for diverse communities, as well as liaising mentorship relations between established businesses, partners and community members.
University of Pennsylvania | Weitzman School of Design; Master of City Planning (MCP), concentration in Community and Economic Development
The State University of New York at Buffalo | BS. in Architecture, BA. in Graphic Design
Growth Wheel | Certified Business Advisor
Eastern North Philadelphia Arts and Culture |Committee member
Bike and Build Pedaling Across the Country for Aﬀordable Housing
Women in Housing + Finance, PA chapter
Post- Carbon Cities of Tomorrow (POCACITO), Germany, 2020 XV Symposium MX,
The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 2016
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Facultad de Ciencias Politicas y Sociales, Mexico, 2011