The AAEA proudly presents nationally recognized industry leaders that bring small business training, coaching, and marketing services right to your computer or mobile device. These professionals are dedicated to educating and equipping minority-owned businesses to build assets and operate more efficiently in order to compete effectively within the marketplace. These once-a-week Zoom workshops are FREE to participants and sponsored by the AAEA and its partners.
Opening a business and understanding credit helps get you to the table. Join us as the AAEA and Matt Rogers dive into an Introduction to Credit.
David Mixson, Associate Director, Government and Economic Development Institute, Auburn University
David Mixson currently serves as Associate Director for the Government & Economic Development Institute, at Auburn University. He also serves as Auburn’s Economic Development Administration University Center Director, a role he has held since 2006. Over his 25-year career in university economic development, Mr. Mixson has assisted communities, cities, associations, non-profits, and small businesses with challenges requiring creative thinking and innovation. He has won numerous grants totaling over $2.7 million assisting communities and businesses over the last 13 years. Mr. Mixson holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Auburn University with a major in business management. He completed a Master of Business Administration degree from Auburn University and is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society, and the Economic Development Association of Alabama. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute and the Auburn University Intensive Economic Development Training Course and has taught the Economic Development and Competition course in Auburn University’s Political Science Department. He is an Innovation Engineering Black Belt through the Eureka Ranch International and is trained in the Business Model Canvas and Lean Startup methodologies. He has served as the NASA Southeast Regional Technology Transfer Center state affiliate, manager of the Alabama Manufacturer of the Year Award, and on the Board of the Educational Association of University Centers.