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Small Businesses:

The SBDC National Information Clearinghouse is dedicated to meeting the needs of the 1,100 small business development centers across the United States by providing a broad range of financial, market and demographic research reports customized to a client’s industry and geographic location. Reports must be requested by an SBDC Advisor.


The Rural Business Program provides information assistance to businesses, local governments, communities, and agencies engaged in economic, business and community development activities in order to help communities improve their level of collaboration and utilization of regional assets and to develop projects leading to the creation of jobs, improving the quality of life, and encouraging public/private partnerships.

  • Community Assessments
  • Economic Base Analysis
  • Gap Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Targeted Industry Studies
  • Community Planning
  • Vision and Strategic Planning
  • Leadership Development
  • Facilitation of Workforce Development
  • Resource Development

The Center for Community and Business Research serves the needs of economic development agencies, workforce development boards, businesses, associations, city, state and federal governments and other community stakeholders in search of information to make better decisions. The Center develops, conducts and reports on research projects that are designed to shed light on how organizations, communities, or the economy work.

  • Economic impact analyses
  • Feasibility studies
  • Surveys of business and community organizations
  • Secondary data analysis
  • Report writing and presentation



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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.