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Statewide Conference to Encourage Rural Economic Development

Statewide Conference to Encourage Rural Economic Development

Attracting hundreds of attendees from 90+ Texas cities, the Texas Rural Challenge bridges state and federal resources with rural community leaders. (San Antonio, June 7, 2018) – The University of Texas at San Antonio Institute for Economic Development will launch its 9th annual Texas Rural Challenge conference in New Braunfels, Texas on July 16 -17. This year’s conference theme, “Forging Our Future,” will focus on trending themes among today’s rural communities including technology, trade and regionalism. The conference will also promote best practices and offer collaborative opportunities to spur ideas and professional relationships that can help Texas rural communities thrive. Keynote speakers will include Texas Secretary of State Rolando B. Pablos, TV personality Chet Garner of The Daytripper and industry experts representing the Governor’s Office, U.S. Economic Development Administration, Texas

UTSA, Small Business Administration to Connect Businesses with Opportunities for National Small Business Week

UTSA, Small Business Administration to Connect Businesses with Opportunities for National Small Business Week

UTSA South-West Texas Border SBDC Network will honor area Small Business Week awardees and will offer educational and lender networking sessions for entrepreneurs. SAN ANTONIO, April 13, 2018 – As part of UTSA’s mission to engage with its business community, the UTSA South-West Texas Border SBDC Network invites local business owners to attend San Antonio’s Small Business Week: “Connecting Business with Opportunity.” Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has declared National Small Business Week to recognize the important role and contributions of America’s small businesses. This year, National Small Business Week takes place from April 29 – May 5. In partnership with the Small Business Administration (SBA) San Antonio District Office and the UTSA Institute for Economic Development, the South-West Texas Border SBDC Network will highlight the national

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

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

SAN ANTONIO, January 8, 2018 – Through business advising to more than 34,000 business and community clients, the UTSA Institute for Economic Development generated $1.9 billion direct economic impact nationwide, as reported in its newly released 2017 annual report. Comprised of nine centers, the Institute is the most comprehensive business development toolkit strengthening economies locally, nationally and internationally. During the 2017 fiscal year, the Institute: Served 34,897 business and community clients Provided trainings and workshops to 22,127 participants Delivered 8,186 consulting cases Helped start -up 626 new businesses Helped scale-up 474 existing businesses Supported the creation of 7,350 new jobs and the retention of 9,990 jobs The UTSA iInstitute leads the expansion of the Small Business Network of the Americas. The international initiative has guided 22 western countries to adopt

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