Small Business Development Center Network

SBDC Offices

The UTPA SBDC provides free, professional counseling and free or low-cost workshops across the Rio Grande Valley, covering Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, and Willacy Counties. Hosted by The University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg, the SBDC also maintains satellite offices in Brownsville and Harlingen in order to effectively reach small business owners in the region.

The University of Texas-Pan American (Main Office)
1407 E. Freddy Gonzalez Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539
(Northwest corner of Freddy Gonzalez and Interstate 281)
Click here for map of our location!
Ph. (956) 665-7535 Fax (956) 665-7561


Harlingen (Satellite Office)
Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce
311 E. Tyler
Harlingen, TX 78550
Ph. (956) 665-7535

Brownsville (Satellite Office)
Chase Manhattan Bank 
1475 Ruben M. Torres Blvd.
Brownsville, TX 78520
Ph. (956) 544-4667

Certified business advisors also circuit-ride the region for counseling appointments and or seminars at various partner locations in the RGV, including but not limited to:

Brownsville Chamber of Commerce
Development Corporation of Raymondville & Raymondville Chamber of Commerce
Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce
Development Corporation of Mercedes
Pharr Chamber of Commerce
Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
San Benito Chamber of Commerce
South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce
Starr County Industrial Foundation
Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce