About Us

The Veterans Business Outreach Center at the University of Texas Pan American provides business training, counseling, technical assistance, and mentoring to veterans, reservist, National Guard, and active duty personnel.

The Veterans Business Outreach Program (VBOP) is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and mentoring, and referrals for eligible veterans owning or considering starting a small business.

The UTPA Veterans Business Outreach Program is fully funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance. Assistance for the hearing impaired can be attained by calling the TDD at (956) 665-5071.


VBOC Center Locations

The U.S. Small Business Administration has 15 organizations participating in this cooperative agreement and serving as Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOC).

The center locations of these offices are located in ten regions of the United States.

Region I
Syracuse University - Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship
Syracuse, N.Y.
States covered: Maine, Mass., N.H., Vt., R.I., Conn.
Region II
The Research Foundation for the State University of New York at Albany
Albany, N.Y.
States covered: N.Y, N.J.
Region III
Hampton Roads Veterans Business Outreach Center at Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia.
States covered: Va., Del., Pa., W.Va.
Community Business Partnership
Springfield, Virginia.
States covered: D.C., Md., Northern Va., P.R., V.I.
Region IV
Veterans Business Outreach Center at Gulf Coast State College
Panama City, Fla.
States covered: Fla., Ga., Ky., S.C.
The Veterans Business Outreach Center at Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, N.C.
States covered: N.C., S.C., Ky.
The Veterans Business Outreach Center at Mississippi State University
Mississippi StateMiss.
States coveredMiss., Ala., Tenn., La.
Region V
VetBiz Central, Inc.
Fint, Mich.
States covered: Mich., Ohio, Ind.
Veterans Business Outreach Center at Women's Business Development Center
Chicago, Ill.
States covered: Ill., Wis., Minn., Hawaii, and Guam
Region VI
Veterans Business Outreach Center at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Edinburg, Texas.
States covered: Texas, Okla., Ark.
New Mexico Veterans Business Outreach Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico.
States covered: N.M., Colo., Texas, Okla.
Region VII
Veterans Advocacy Foundation, Inc.
St. Louis, Mo.
States covered: Mo., Neb., Kan., Iowa
Region VIII
Big Sky Economic Development Authority
Billings, Mont.
States covered: Mont., Colo., N.D., S.D., Wy., Utah
Region IX
Veterans Business Outreach Center IX
Sacramento, Calif.
States covered: Calif., Nev., Ariz.
VBOC IX Sub-Center
Reno, Nevada
States covered: Calif., Nev., Ariz.
Region X
Seattle Business Assistance Center
Seattle, Washington
States covered: Wash., Ore., Idaho, Alaska