Why Work With Us

 

The UTSA Institute for Economic Development

For 40 years, The UTSA Institute for Economic Development (UTSA IED) has delivered exemplary economic and small business development services to the State of Texas. As a key part of the UTSA IED, the South-West Texas Border SBDC Network operates 10 SBDCs and four specialty SBDCs. It is a top performer in the U.S. SBDC network and has significant hands-on experience in successfully operating, administering, and growing a leading SBDC network.

 

The UTSA Center for Global Development Qualifications

The UTSA Center for Global Development is part of the UTSA IED and is the world’s foremost expert in helping countries adopt and adapt the SBDC model throughout all Five Phases of SBDC National Network Development. It has proven and unparalleled experience in providing the hands-on technical assistance that creates successful and sustainable SBDC networks.

Since 2000, the UTSA Center for Global Development has guided and assisted every SBDC network operating outside the U.S. and has been the primary technical assistance provider for the Global Small Business Network. This experience, in combination with 30-plus years of knowledge in operating a world-class SBDC network, allows the UTSA Center for Global Development to offer valuable assistance for countries adopting the SBDC model.

By receiving experienced technical assistance, countries are able to:

  • Better structure, fund, launch, and administer a sustainable SBDC network.
  • Create top performing Centers that exceed goals.
  • Generate greater amounts of economic impact.
  • Avoid costly mistakes.
  • Skillfully measure and analyze SBDC network data.

To learn more about what the UTSA Center for Global Development has to offer, please view our 2019 Global Small Business Network Annual Report.

Download the 2019 Global Small Business Network Report