Texas: Resources

Bureau of Business Research (BBR)

The Bureau of Business Research (BBR) is a research institute that is part of the University of Texas at Austin and aims to strengthen the state's business environment. This resource provides research material that primarily focuses on economic development. In addition, the BBR offers a collection of demographic and economic data.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 14, 2016

District Export Councils (DEC) of Texas

The District Export Councils (DEC) of Texas bring together state business leaders to create a knowledge base for international business. There are four councils located in the state, all of which provide business advising services, as well as training and education focused primarily on global trade.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 14, 2016

International Trade Center (ITC)

The International Trade Center (ITC) at the University of Texas at San Antonio assists businesses who wish to expand and establish themselves globally. This resource focuses mainly on small businesses, and provides services that include consulting solutions and import/export training. The center also has partnerships with other agencies to create programs such as Mexico's Small Business Development Center.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 14, 2016

International Trade Center in Houston (ITC)

The International Trade Center in Houston (ITC) works to promote international business opportunities for U.S.-based businesses and foreign trade delegations by providing business development services. These services include business matchmaking, company site tours, trade delegations, and trade missions. ITC's website provides information about the center, its services, and membership levels and benefits.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 14, 2016

Texas A&M University Center for International Business Studies (CIBS)

Texas A&M University's Mays Business School hosts the Center for International Business Studies (CIBS). The center's mission is to enhance the global competitiveness of the United States and Texas through its international education, research, and outreach activities.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 14, 2016

Texas Center for Border Economic and Enterprise Development

The Texas Center for Border Economic and Enterprise Development utilizes the knowledge of Texas A&M International University faculty, students, and staff to support economic development in the greater Laredo area. The site provides a variety of resources including data and research on border crossing and general trade in the state.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 14, 2016

Texas International Trade Center

The Texas International Trade Center helps businesses perform in the global marketplace by offering trade consulting, market research, and training programs among other services. Information regarding these services is provided along with appropriate request forms. The site also includes pertinent information for those wishing to determine if their company is ready to import or export.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 14, 2016

Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC)

The Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC) was established in 1995 to assist manufacturing firms who aim to compete in the global business arena. They offer a host of services that include information systems services and customizable training programs. The center’s website also has a list of supplementary resources.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 14, 2016

Texas State Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Texas State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is an organization under Texas State University that works with small and medium-sized businesses. The SBDC provides free counseling services in various aspects of business, as well as research assistance for clients. The website contains information for starting a small business, and information about financing.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 14, 2016

TexasOne

TexasOne is a program aimed at promoting the state as an attractive business destination. Their website contains information about Texas’ economic environment, as well as resources for firms who wish to relocate to the state or embark on international ventures. A paid membership is required for a company to be a part of the TexasOne program.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 14, 2016

The University of Texas at Austin Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)

The University of Texas' Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) emphasizes outreach, both in the community and abroad, to proliferate international business education and development. In addition to these outreach activities, including conferences and exchange programs, the Center is also involved in global business research and education.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 14, 2016

U.S. Export Assistance Centers of the State of Texas

This branch of the Department of Commerce specializes in helping small to medium sized companies in Texas develop and execute exporting strategies. Fees vary and are based on the service being provided. Links to the seven offices serving the state are also provided.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 14, 2016

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