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

Our Impact

Our Impact
Building The Texas Economy One Business At A Time

On behalf of the South-West Texas Border SBDC Network, it is my pleasure to present our 2019 Annual Report.

For over 30 years, the South-West Texas Border SBDC Network has served thousands of small businesses, creating a positive return on investment for the state of Texas “One Business at a Time.” Thanks to all of our stakeholders—our skilled and knowledgeable team of advising professionals, our advisory board members, and state legislators—we are able to ensure that the investment provided by our funding partners continues to generate strong economic impact to the state of Texas. These impressive results are depicted on the following page.

In 2019, because of SBDC services, our clients grew revenue three times faster and grew jobs nearly ten times faster than the average Texas small business. Our talented advisors and professional staff continue to enhance each small-business owner’s ability to meet the changing demands of Texas’ emerging markets. Additionally, our small business clients acquired $180 million in new financing and generated $45 million in new tax revenues to the economy.

I am proud to be a part of this great team, building the dreams and hopes of our clients while contributing to the economy of the great state of Texas.

Al Saldago, Director
Executive Director | South-West Texas Border SBDC Network

To download the full 2019 South-West Texas Border SBDC Network Annual Report: CLICK HERE





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