The South-West Texas Border SBDC Network and its affiliate SBDC host Institutions extend great thanks to our business and community clients, economic development allies and team members for the diligent work and service that helps grow the Texas economy “One Business at a Time.”
Texas small businesses were challenged during 2016, however remained optimistic as the State of Texas managed to weather the decline of oil prices reasonably well, compared to other “oil states.” Texas continues to focus on job creation and strengthening the competitiveness of its industries, as outlined by the Office of the Governor. As Texas works to promote international trade and investment, small business advocacy, entrepreneurial support, business retention and expansion, the Network will continue to keep its mission aligned.
Comprised of ten centers across South, Central and West Texas, the Network offers the most comprehensive resource in the region for business and community development. Emphasis has been placed on scale-up growth industry clusters and technology commercialization, business startup, manufacturing competitiveness, high-growth minority businesses, international trade and investment, government contracting and corporate supply-chains, rural development, applied economics and development policy research, and shale energy development. “Building the economy one business at a time” guides the effectiveness of SBDC services as we strengthen Texas and build key international market connections with our partners. txsbdc.org
Al Saldago, Director
SWTXB Small Business Development Center Network
To download the 2015 South-West Texas Border SBDC Network annual report click here.