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Statewide conference to encourage entrepreneurship and economic development in rural communities

Statewide conference to encourage entrepreneurship and economic development in rural communities

With more than 300 attendees from 90+ Texas cities, the Texas Rural Challenge is the largest conference of its kind in the state   (San Antonio, February 20, 2017) – Early registration is now open for the Texas Rural Challenge, an annual conference hosted by the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute for Economic Development–Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Rural Business Program. With a focus on economic development in rural Texas, the SBDC Rural Business Program has partnered with the City of Waco and numerous agencies across Texas to launch its 8th annual Texas Rural Challenge (TRC) conference in Waco, TX from June 29-30. This year’s conference, “Empowering Rural Texas,” will focus on small business growth, community and economic development, and leadership. The two-day conference will feature keynote speakers,

UTSA’s Institute for Economic Development Generates $1.9 Billion in Direct Economic Impact

UTSA’s Institute for Economic Development Generates $1.9 Billion in Direct Economic Impact

(San Antonio, February 2, 2017) — The UTSA Institute for Economic Development continues to create jobs, spur business growth and promote economic development. As reported in its newly released 2016 annual report, the Institute had a $1.9 billion direct economic impact nationwide. During the 2016 fiscal year, the Institute: Served 41,359 business and community clients Provided trainings and workshops to 28,720 participants Managed 8,009 consulting cases Helped launch 591 new businesses Help expand 531 existing businesses Supported the creation of 7,517 new jobs and the retention of 7,442 jobs Overall, the Institute comprises 10 centers and programs dedicated to creating jobs, growing businesses and fostering economic and community development, and serves greater San Antonio, the Texas-Mexico border area and regional, national and international stakeholders. Last year, businesses such as San

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