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MBDA Business Center San Antonio, Texas

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About this Center

HandshakeThe San Antonio MBDA Business Center is dedicated to helping the minority entrepreneurs flourish and grow in today's marketplace.

Part of the UTSA Institute for Economic Development and the MBDA network, the San Antonio Business Center has a proven track record of service and advocacy in the minority business community. In operation since 1982, the center has served over 3,500 clients, assisted in procuring over $170 million in contracts, and aided in securing over $185 million in loans and bonds.

The center and its staff have received numerous awards, citations, and proclamations from a variety of organizations over the years in recognition of their outstanding support of the minority community. Most importantly, our clients often refer new businesses and individuals to the Business Center.

The center continues to expand its comprehensive network for outreach and referrals with its strategic partners in the business community. These include banks, loan officers, federal and municipal agency staff, chambers of commerce, and private sector companies.

We are specialists and our mission is to level the economic playing field by providing professional technical and management assistance to minority-owned businesses, enabling them to fully participate in the local and global economy.

» Visit San Antonio MBDA Business Center website for more information.

» Annual Analysis of State’s Small Business Activities

Core Business Services

Global Business Development
Global Business Development

Services include identification of export markets, facilitation of global transactions, international trade missions and market analysis, and overseas market promotion assistance.

Access to Capital
Access to Capital

Services include identification of domestic and global financing opportunities, equity financing, brokerage of financial transactions, identification and closure of merger and acquisition transactions.

Access to Contracts
Access to Contracts

Services include identification of procurement opportunities, solicitation analysis, bid and proposal preparation, negotiation and closing, research contract award histories.

Access to Markets
Access to Markets

Services include government procurement assistance, private sector contract identification and specialized certification assistance including 8(a), and assistance with market research.

Strategic Business Consulting
Strategic Business Consulting

Services include sales consulting and forecasting, market feasibility studies, operations management and quality control, bid preparation and bonding (construction), and manufacturing facility leasing.


501 W Cesar E Chavez Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78207
Telephone #: 210-458-2480
Program Director: Orestes Hubbard

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Staff Information

Orestes Hubbard, Director of the MBDA Business Center

Orestes Hubbard is Director of the MBDA Business Center, overseeing a group of business specialists who help minority businesses access markets and capital. Hubbard is a former banker, Small Business Development Center director in New Mexico, and San Antonio SBDC Business Development Specialist.

Javier Smith, Global Center Project Manager

Jaime Grandados, Senior Business Development Specialist

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