About Us

The University of Houston Texas Gulf Coast Small Business Development Center Network provides business advising, access to training, tools and resources to help small businesses start, grow, expand and succeed. Designated as one of Texas’s top business assistance program, the SBDC has 15 centers from Lufkin to Lake Jackson that serves 32 counties in southeast Texas. Since 1984, our network has helped construct a regional ecosystem to foster the spirit, support, and success of thousands of entrepreneurs and innovators.

We are part of the University of Houston, and are funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.


The UH Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network mission is to promote and strengthen the economic well-being of southeast Texas by providing an array of educational services for small business owners and entrepreneurs.


Our vision is to be the premier resource for developing and growing Southeast Texas businesses.