Institute for Economic Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)

Since 1979, UTSA's economic development programs have been building the economy, one business at a time. The University of Texas at San Antonio's Institute for Economic Development currently hosts 13 centers and programs that facilitate economic, community and business development at the local, regional and national levels. These programs serve the entrepreneur who is just starting a business to the experienced business owner looking for new markets to communities seeking to improve their economic health. For more information visit

South-West Texas Border SBDC Network

The South-West Texas Border 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. For more information visit

Organization of American States

The Organization of American States (OAS) is the world's oldest organization. It was established in order to achieve among its member states "an order of peace and justice, to promote their solidarity, to strengthen their collaboration, and to defend their sovereignty, their territorial integrity, and their independence". Today, the OAS brings together all 35 independent states of the Americas and constitutes the main political, juridical, and social governmental forum in the Hemisphere. In addition, it has granted permanent observer status to 67 states, as well as to the European Union. For more information please visit

United States Permanent Mission to the OAS

The U.S. Mission to the Organization of American States is headed by Ambassador Carmen Lomellin who was confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as Permanent United States Representative on November 20, 2009. As a member of the OAS, the United States is committed to strengthening and working with the organization. This reflects the U.S. Government's determination to make optimal use of multilateral diplomacy to resolve regional problems and to engage its neighbors on topics of hemispheric concern. For more information visit

Pathways for Prosperity in the Americas, U.S. Department of State

Pathways for Prosperity in the Americas links Western Hemisphere countries committed to democracy and open markets in an initiative to promote inclusive growth, prosperity, and social justice. Pathways is a policy-level dialogue through which countries learn from one another's experiences and collaborate to spread the benefits of economic growth more broadly to all of our citizens. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean (ECLAC) are strategic Pathways partners. For more information visit Pathways' website.

United States Agency for International Development

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has a long history of extending a helping hand to people overseas struggling to make a living. It is a history that both advances U.S. foreign policy interests as well as reflects the American people's compassion and support of human dignity. The agency carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress at the same time it expands stable, free societies, creates markets and trade partners for the United States, and fosters good will abroad. For more information, visit

Higher Education for Development

Higher Education for Development (HED) works in close relationship with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and operates with the advice and counsel of the six major presidential higher education associations to support the engagement of higher education in development issues worldwide. HED manages innovative partnership that join U.S. colleges and university with institutions of higher learning in developing nations. In this way, we support and facilitate the engagement of U.S. higher education in global development. For more information visit

Association of Small Business Development Centers

America's Small Business Development Center Network is the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States and its territories. The mission of the network is to help new entrepreneurs realize their dream of business ownership, and assist existing businesses to remain competitive in the complex marketplace of an ever-changing global economy. Hosted by leading universities, colleges and state economic development agencies, and funded in part through a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, approximately 1,100 service centers are available to provide no-cost business consulting and low-cost training. For more information visit

Caribbean Export Development Agency

Caribbean Export is the only regional trade and investment promotion agency in the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group. Caribbean Export is committed to achieving results in four key areas: fostering an enabling environment; enhancing competitiveness; promoting investment, and strengthening institutional capacity and networking. Caribbean Export also supports the development of vibrant Caribbean business networks to improve services to clients. To learn more about Caribbean Export please visit

Mexican Association of Small Business Development Centers

The Mexican Association of Small Business Development Centers (AMCDPE) is a partnership organization that was created to promote the growth of the small business sector in Mexico and to represent the collective interest of the Mexican SBDC network with its many stakeholders. For more information visit

Centro Regional para la Promoción de la Micro y Pequeña Empresa (CENPROMYPE)

CENPROMYPE is a subsidiary of Secretaría de Integración Económica de Centro América (SICA) and of the Secretaría de Integración Económica Centroamericana. CENPROMYPE's goal is to contribute to improve SME competitiveness and access to regional and international markets, promoting Central American integration and the coherence of policies that foster the SME sector. Learn more.

Comisión Nacional de la Micro y Pequa Empresa - El Salvador (CONAMYPE)

CONAMYPE is a national committee dedicated to develop the micro and small business sector of El Salvador into a modern, competitive, profitable and capitalized sector, able to generate wealth and create new jobs. For more information visit