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Paul Arringtonhas supported small business development in a number of positions. Joining the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)  in 1984 as a staff attorney, he ultimately served as District Counsel in the SBA Jacksonville District Office until 2005. While with the SBA, Paul provided advice within the SBA, as well as to the lending community, and to small business owners regarding the SBA’s business loan and government contracting programs. Paul also was a frequent trainer and resource on SBA lending practices, business organizations, franchises and micro-loans.
Paul later joined the Beaver Street Enterprise Center, a small business incubator, where he provided and coordinated the delivery of technical assistance to the resident small businesses. In 2006, Paul accepted a position with the Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce to become its Procurement Technical Assistance Center Manager. In this capacity Paul provided assistance to businesses seeking to do business with governmental agencies.

Finally, Paul began his tenure at the Florida Small Business Development Center at UNF in 2008 as a consultant. Paul is a NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional and often works with FSBDC clients who are interested in government contracting. Paul is a graduate of “Blueprint for Leadership” of Volunteer Jacksonville and has served on the boards of several nonprofits.

Paul holds a Jurist Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he served as an editor of the Case Western Reserve University Law Review, and a Bachelor of Arts from the City College of New York.
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