Director's Welcome

Mercurio Martinez SBDC Director
  The mission of the South-West Texas Border Small Business Development Centers is to promote growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity and improved management for small businesses in the South-West Texas Border service area. These goals will be accomplished through activities of counseling, technical assistance, training seminars and workshops, advocacy, research studies, resource information and coordination with the U.S. Small Business Administration and other community business support services.

  • It is expected that these activities of the SBDC Region-wide will result in:
    • Improved performance of small business clients
    • Enhanced economic growth within the service area
    • Increased success rate for start-up business
    • Full participation by special focus groups

SBDC offices are positioned as the focal point for small business development activities in their respective communities. We are leaders in economic development planning and delivery of highly effective counseling and training services.

 The Laredo SBDC is responsible for serving the small business and rural communities of Webb, Zapata and Jim Hogg Counties. Our professional trained staff work closely with small business owners to achieve long-term growth and profitability, which in turn, give back in terms of economic development.

 Assistance is available to anyone interested in enhancing their business skills. Contact our center for a FREE confidential appointment with one of our Business Development Specialists.

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