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UTSA Institute for Economic Development helps fuel economy and job growth

UTSA Institute for Economic Development helps fuel economy and job growth

SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 28, 2019 – Through business advising to more than 43,000 business and community clients, the UTSA Institute for Economic Development generated $2.9 billion in direct economic impact nationwide, according to its newly released 2018 annual report. Of those who received advising, training and business research assistance, over 1000 businesses were started or experienced significant growth, resulting in the creation or retention nearly 20,000 jobs. These businesses generated $291 million in new financing and $35 million in new tax revenue, with new sales, contracts and exports valued at $2.6 billion dollars. During the 2018 fiscal year, the Institute: Served 43,320 business and community clients Provided trainings and workshops to 30,815 participants Delivered 7,694 consulting cases Helped start up 565 new businesses Helped scale up 534 existing businesses Supported the creation of 6,238 new jobs and the

UTSA’s South-West Texas Border SBDC Network Provides Assistance to Small Businesses Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

UTSA’s South-West Texas Border SBDC Network Provides Assistance to Small Businesses Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

SAN ANTONIO, September 18, 2017 – In the days since Hurricane Harvey’s Texas landfall last month, UTSA’s South-West Texas Border (SWTXB) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network has been coordinating efforts with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to assist Texas small businesses impacted by the devastating Category 4 storm, which yielded unprecedented damage and destruction. The SWTXB SBDC Network comprised of 13 SBDC centers across 79 counties throughout Central, West, and South Texas, includes affiliate centers at the Del Mar College SBDC in Corpus Christi, University of Houston-Victoria SBDC, and Texas State University SBDC in Austin. All three affiliate centers have coordinated with FEMA and the SBA to provide disaster assistance to small businesses in the affected areas. Many business owners are dealing with personal losses, in addition to

Chile completes nationwide network of 51 Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), strengthens economy, under guidance of UTSA Institute for Economic Development

Chile completes nationwide network of 51 Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), strengthens economy, under guidance of UTSA Institute for Economic Development

The UTSA Institute for Economic Development has worked with 20 countries in the western hemisphere to transfer the U.S. SBDC model abroad, strengthening foreign economies and creating market access for U.S. businesses.   SAN ANTONIO, (August 22, 2017) – Less than two years since Chilean President Michelle Bachelet celebrated the opening of Chile’s first Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Valparaiso, the country commemorated the completion of its national SBDC network with the opening of its 51st Center in early August. Robert McKinley, UTSA sr. associate vice president for economic development, and Cliff Paredes, SBDC International Trade Center director, attended the commemoration ceremony; the two spearheaded UTSA’s efforts to guide Chile through President Bachelet’s initiative to support inclusive development across her country. In 2015, Chile began implementing the U.S. SBDC

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