• Advising
  • Training
  • Research

Small Businesses:

The UTSA Institute for Economic Development offers professional, confidential one-on-one advising to business owners looking to start or expand their business. Programs and Centers provide management advising in a variety of areas including accounting, financing and loan packaging, capital acquisition, business planning, marketing, human resources, economic development, strategic planning, and financial analysis.

  • South-West Texas Border Network SBDCs: Alpine, Austin/San Marcos/Round Rock, Corpus Christi, Eagle Pass, Edinburg/Harlingen/Brownsville, El Paso, Laredo, San Angelo, San Antonio, Victoria
  • MBDA Business Center: Minority Business
  • International Trade Center: Exporting
  • Southwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center: Manufacturing and Service Firms
  • Gulf Oil Spill Disaster Adjustment Assistance

Communities:

The Institute also provides advisory consultative solutions to community clients in order to advance business, community and economic development in the rural areas of the 79-county region served by UTSA.

  • Rural Business Program
  • Eagle Ford Shale Community Development Program

The many programs and centers at the Institute provide economically friendly workshops on a variety of business topics. Learn about business planning, business start-up, online and traditional marketing, accounting and finance, e-commerce, technology and more. Receive in depth information from experienced business advisors and guest speakers as they share their insight on topics important to entrepreneurs in San Antonio and the surrounding counties.

Training Categories:

  • Getting Started
  • Business Essentials
  • Financing
  • Marketing
  • Software Solutions
  • Contracting
  • Employee Services
  • Specialty Resources
  • International Trade

Click here for a full list of trainings. Preregistration and prepayment are strongly recommended as seating is limited. Participants can register by;

Visiting utsa.eceneterdirect.com
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Calling (210) 458-2020

Small Businesses:

The SBDC National Information Clearinghouse is dedicated to meeting the needs of the 1,100 small business development centers across the United States by providing a broad range of financial, market and demographic research reports customized to a client’s industry and geographic location. Reports must be requested by an SBDC Advisor.

Communities:

The Rural Business Program provides information assistance to businesses, local governments, communities, and agencies engaged in economic, business and community development activities in order to help communities improve their level of collaboration and utilization of regional assets and to develop projects leading to the creation of jobs, improving the quality of life, and encouraging public/private partnerships.
  • Community Assessments
  • Economic Base Analysis
  • Gap Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Targeted Industry Studies
  • Community Planning
  • Vision and Strategic Planning
  • Leadership Development
  • Facilitation of Workforce Development
  • Resource Development

The Center for Community and Business Research serves the needs of economic development agencies, workforce development boards, businesses, associations, city, state and federal governments and other community stakeholders in search of information to make better decisions. The Center develops, conducts and reports on research projects that are designed to shed light on how organizations, communities, or the economy work.

  • Economic impact analyses
  • Feasibility studies
  • Surveys of business and community organizations
  • Secondary data analysis
  • Report writing and presentation
UTSA Institute for Economic Development
501 West César E. Chávez Boulevard
San Antonio, Texas 78207-4415
P: 210.458.2020
F: 210.458.2425

Directions to the IED

Directions to the IED

IED 2013 Annual Report

IED 2013 Annual Report