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Programs & Centers

UTSA South-West Texas Border Small Business Development Center Network

Web Address: https://txsbdc.org

The South-West Texas Border Small Business Development Center Network (TXSBDC) is comprised of 10 SBDC-affiliated offices, hosted by universities and community colleges in a 79-county region stretching from the Gulf Coast to South Texas, Central Texas, and parts of West Texas. In partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, UTSA administers the Network, its affiliate offices, and specialty centers to include the SBDC International Trade Center, SBDC Technology Commercialization Center, and SBDC Center for Government Contracting.

UTSA SBDC International Trade Center

Web Address: https://texastrade.org

The UTSA SBDC International Trade Center is one of the largest and most successful trade assistance organizations in Texas. Staff provide technical trade consulting, customized market research, and innovative training programs for companies seeking access to global markets. To develop foreign market distribution channels, the Center has led a major initiative to expand the implementation of the SBDC model into Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America. As a result, the Small Business Network of the Americas now includes 22 countries.

UTSA Small Business Development Center (UTSA SBDC)

Web Address: https://sasbdc.org

The UTSA Small Business Development Center offers integrated services to meet the needs of experienced small business owners as well as entrepreneurs just starting a business. Active in San Antonio and the 10 counties surrounding Bexar County, the San Antonio SBDC’s experienced staff provides confidential, one-on-one business advising at no charge. The center provides low-cost training workshops covering a wide array of topics to help small businesses succeed.

UTSA SBDC Technology Commercialization Center

Web Address: https:techcomm.txsbdc.org

The SBDC Technology Commercialization Center promotes science and technology-based entrepreneurship to create a globally competitive economy in Texas. The Center offers confidential management advisory services for high-tech entrepreneurs, scientific researchers, start-ups, and established businesses. Clients of the center qualify to receive assistance with America’s Seed Fund™, federal and state research and development (R&D) grants/contracts, mentorship, technical assistance workshops, innovation and applied research assistance.

SBDC National Information Clearinghouse

Web Address: https://sbdcnet.org

The SBDC National Information Clearinghouse (SBDCNet) provides timely, relevant research, web-based information, and training services to SBDC advisors and their clients. The Center’s team of researchers is dedicated to meeting the small business research needs of nearly 1,000 Small Business Development Center programs across the United States and its territories.

UTSA SBDC Center for Government Contracting

Web Address: http://cgc.txsbdc.org

The UTSA SBDC Center for Government Contracting is a specialty center at the University of Texas at San Antonino (UTSA). The Center for Government Contracting provides programs that assists small business owners, veteran entrepreneurs, women-owned small businesses, employers, and technology entrepreneurs. These services are reflected in the following programs: Employer Services, Emergency Preparedness, the Alliance, and Cybersecurity. The service area includes 79 counties of the South West Border SBDC Regional Network.

UTSA Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Web Address: https://ptac.iedtexas.org

The UTSA Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is a specialty center at the University of Texas at San Antonino (UTSA). This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency. The Procurement Technical Assistance Center assists small business owners with expanding their business into federal, state, regional, county, and local markets with government agencies, and military installations. PTAC staff provides advising, training, and networking opportunities through specialized classes, monthly networking meetings, matchmaking events, and one-on-one assistance.

Center for Community and Business Research

Web Address: https://ccbr.iedtexas.org

The Center for Community and Business Research (CCBR) offers applied economic and business research to serve the needs of economic development agencies; businesses; trade associations; city, state, and federal governments; and other community stakeholders in search of information to make well-founded business and policy decisions. CCBR conducts research projects to provide insight into how organizations, communities, or the economy are impacted by major new developments, projects and policies.

Southwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center

Web Address: https://swtaac.org

The Southwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center (SWTAAC) assists U.S. manufacturing and service firms that are negatively impacted by foreign competition to regain profitable growth. SWTAAC staff provides management consulting and strategic business planning services to help firms in the five-state region of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and New Mexico.

Minority Business Development Agency Business Center

Web Address: https://sanantoniombdacenter.com

The Minority Business Development Agency Business Center – San Antonio (MBDA) assists minority business enterprises to increase profits and employment by providing targeted management and technical assistance services. The Center primarily works with established minority-owned businesses that have at least $1M in annual revenues and are seeking rapid growth. The Center also includes global and advanced manufacturing components, which connect domestic, minority-owned business clients with commercial opportunities across the globe.

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