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

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 Mercedes
  • Development Corporation of Raymondville & Raymondville Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce
  • Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce
  • 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