In 2023,

Economic Impact. Making a Difference.

Our Economic Impact 2023

Enhancing the economic well-being of southeast Texas communities.

1,735 Consulted Business Clients

Long-term clients received valuable, one-on-one, business advising. We are committed to helping small business owners optimize their business strategy for long-term success.

$188.9M Startup & Expansion Capital

The SBDC assisted advisors assisted with loans and helped secure $185.8 million in capital, creating a meaningful impact in local communities throughout southeast Texas.

4,814 Jobs Created & Retained

We’ve created opportunities that has enabled small businesses to hire and retain staff. The SBDC created 2,251 jobs and retained 2,563 jobs, empowering economic growth.


$21M Additional Taxes

The overall impact for established business clients from SBDCs' services led to $21 million in new tax contributions: $15.3 million state taxes and $5.7 million in federal taxes.

383 New Business Starts

We’ve taken thousands of new businesses from simple ideas to successful companies, so if you’re thinking of starting a business, tap into our key services to join their ranks.

$180.2M New Sales

SBDC clients continuously out-performs the average Texas business. In 2023, SBDC clients generated a whopping total of approximately $180.2 million in new sales.


$3.65 Return for Every $1

For every $1 invested in the University of Houston Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network program, our clients generate a total of approximately $3.65 in incremental revenue.

15.8% Employment Growth

SBDC clients continue to out-perform the average existing small business. In 2023, SBDC clients produced 15.8% employment growth versus 5.8% of the average Texas business.

279 Events Hosted

The SBDC hosted a total of 279 business training courses to help clients gain new business knowledge and skills on a variety of small business topics.


Unmatched Top-Tier Business Resources

We love our clients and it shows! Our reviews and growing follower base speak for itself.

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