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Economic Development Resources

Certified Development Companies (CDC), Industrial Development Corporations (IDC) and Local and Regional Development Corporations (LDC & RDC), exist to support business development and growth within their community or region. Types of assistance offered include low cost financing, such as the SBA 504 Loan Program, site finding and statistical research.

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Local Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Amarillo
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) West Texas A&M University
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Amarillo
Texas Panhandle Regional Development Corporation
The Texas Panhandle Regional Development Corporation (TPRDC) is a nonprofit corporation that contributes to the economic development of the Texas Panhandle and the State of Texas. TPRDC works...View details

Athens
Greater East Texas Certified Development Company
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Athens
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Trinity Valley
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Austin
BIG - Businesses Invest In Growth
Provides small loans ranging from under $500 to a maximum of $50,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the Small Business Association (SBA). Serves Travis, Williamson, Hays,...View details

Austin
Business Community Lenders of Texas (BCL)
BCL makes commercial real estate loans for established central Texas businesses for the purpose of increasing employment and economic development. As a non-profit economic and community development...View details

Austin
Capital Certified Development Corporation
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Austin
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) State University-San Marcos
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Austin
Texas Certified Development Company, Inc
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Austin
Texas Economic Development Council
Offers tax information, county statistics, financing options and current information on what's happening in economic development in TX....View details

Brazos Valley
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Brazos Valley
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing, training,...View details

Carrizo Springs
Neighborhood Housing Services of Dimmitt County, Inc
Provides small loans ranging from under $100 to a maximum of $25,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Serves Dimmit, La Salle, Zavala Edwards, Kinney, Real,...View details

Cedar Hill
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Southwest
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Corsicana
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Navarro
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services and workshops on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations,...View details

Dallas
Dallas Business Finance Corporation (DBFC)
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Dallas
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Dallas
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Dallas
Southern Dallas Development Corporation (SDDC)
SDDC was formed in 1989 as a not-for-profit 501(c3) to leverage private debt and equity, promote access to capital, facilitate job creation and foster economic development. SDDC makes loans directly...View details

Denison
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Grayson
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

El Paso
Upper Rio Grande Development Company
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Ft. Worth
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Tarrant
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Gainesville
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) North Central
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Houston
International Trade Administration
Assists American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace serving multiple industries....View details

Irving
Irving Economic Development Partnership (IEDP)
IEDP faciilitates site searches for businesses, coordinates assistance with staffing, advocates for qualifying incentives and abatements, facilitates the development of business relationships...View details

Kilgore
East Texas Regional Development Company, Inc
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Longview
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Kilgore
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Lubbock
Caprock Business Finance Corporation, Inc
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Mt. Pleasant
Northeast Texas Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Paris
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Paris
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Plano
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Collin
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

San Angelo
Small Business Development Center at Angelo State University (ASU SBDC)
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing, training,...View details

San Antonio
ACCION Texas, Inc
Provides small loans ranging from under $100 to a maximum of $25,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Serves Arkansas, Atascosa, Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Bee,...View details

San Antonio
City of San Antonio Economic Development (EDD)
EDD provides a full range of business services. The Small Business Division offices are located at 100 West Houston Street, Suite 1900. The Small Business Liaison is housed in the Cliff Morton...View details

San Antonio
Rural Development and Finance Corporation
Provides small loans ranging from under $100 to a maximum of $25,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Serves Cameron, El Paso, Starr, Hidalgo, Willacy, Maverick,...View details

San Antonio
Small Business Development Center UTSA
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing, training,...View details

Texarkana
Ark-Tex Regional Development Company, Inc
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Tyler
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Tyler
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Waco
Central Texas Certified Development Company
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Waco
Heart of Texas Business Resource Center
Administers an Enterprise Community loan fund serving a designated area in McLennan County. Loans range from $1,000 to $60,000. Executive Director: Toni Herbert...View details

Waco
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) McLennan
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

West Texas
Midland (West Texas) U.S. Export Assistance Center
Assists American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace serving multiple industries....View details



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Statewide
BusinessFinancing.org
A non-promotional website built to help guide business owners with simple and straight-to-the-point facts about financing....View details

Statewide
Small Business Administration (SBA) Texas District Offices
Works to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. View...View details

Statewide
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Texas Offices
The SBDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Nationwide
Office of the National Ombudsman (ONO)
The ONO assists small businesses facing unfair or excessive federal regulatory compliance or enforcement issues such as repetitive audits or investigations, excessive fines, and retaliation....View details

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