Podcast: Edward Bennett — Helping Utah’s Minority-Owned Businesses Succeed

Kaitlyn ClarkeBusiness Elevated Podcast

Business Elevated Podcast (Season 5 Episode 34)

This podcast series features business and government leaders discussing what it’s like to live and work in the great state of Utah.

The Business Elevated podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.



In this episode, host Pete Codella, managing director of business services at the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, talks with Edward Bennett, the director of business development for the Suazo Business Center. 

Bennett explains the Suazo Business Center’s mission and work, including its focus on entrepreneurship, economic development, and helping individuals succeed in their business endeavors, especially in underserved communities. He details the center’s programs, including one-on-one mentoring, marketing and outreach, curriculum-based education, and access to capital. Bennett also shares the significant impact it has on Utah communities, highlights success stories, expands on the center’s recent certification as a Community Development Financial Institution, and much more.