9047-BDI Group: UTPA SBDC Receives Full Accreditation
Posted for Business Affairs by Bianca Hammond on Jun, 17 2013
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UTPA SBDC Receives Full Accreditation

The UTPA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) – a component of the Business Development & Innovation (BDI) Group, has been awarded full accreditation from America’s Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC), the national accrediting body for Small Business Development Centers.

The accreditation review process is based on a strict set of standards guided by the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Awards to ensure that SBDC programs are operating efficiently and effectively.

The team detailed several outstanding components of the SBDC program, which included being a key player in the economic development strategies for the region,

having a strong program to serve trade and technology-based businesses, utilizing community-based partnerships, utilizing technology in delivery of services and operations, having strong university partnerships, and possessing experienced senior leaders and a low employee-turnover rate.

For more information on the ASBDC, please visit

Congratulations, UTPA SBDC!


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