The UTSA Institute for Economic Development is OPEN for business.
Each of our small business service centers are available to you during this difficult and unexpected time. One-on-one confidential consulting will continue.
We are available to assist you by email, phone, or video conference. Some traditional classroom-based training/events will be available electronically.
For SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan information, go directly to www.sba.gov/disaster

About Us

About Us
The South-West Texas Border Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network provides consulting and technical assistance to the small business community. Our goal is simple — to help small businesses start and grow. The SBDC program supports the growth and development of the Texas economy by assisting in job creation, economic diversification, and business expansion.


The mission of the South-West Texas Border Small Business Development Center Network is to foster small business success.


We are the leading economic development network recognized for excellence in service to the small business community


SBDC Field Office Locations

10 field offices are located throughout our 79-county service region, providing business advising, training, and research services.

SBDCs provide management counseling in areas including accounting, financing and loan packaging, capital acquisition, business planning, marketing, human resources, economic development, strategic planning, and financial analysis.

We also provide specialized assistance in international trade, government contracting, and rural development issues.

Funding Partners
  • U. S. Small Business Administration(SBA)
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio(UTSA)
  • Host organizations throughout South and West Texas


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The Institute for Economic Development is funded in part through the State of Texas and a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.