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San Antonio MBDA Export Center

About this Specialty Center

Latin AmericaThe San Antonio MBDA Export Center, operated by UTSA’s Institute for Economic Development, provides technical assistance and business development services to generate increased financing, contract opportunities, and greater access to new and global markets for minority business enterprises (MBEs). The Center is also designed to help identify, screen, promote, and refer MBEs to exporting resources, and to engage in and/or expand exporting.

The services provided by the Sacramento MBDA Export Center focus on Latin America markets and include international trade research and business consulting, workshops and trainings focused on equipping businesses to grow domestically and globally, and creating inbound and outbound business matchmaking opportunities.


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Staff Information

Alberto Rodriguez-BaezAlberto Rodriguez-Baez, Project Director, has spent his entire professional and academic careers in the field of international business development and marketing. His work experience spans from large global corporations to small businesses; private and public organizations; as well as non-profit and for-profit companies. Alberto earned his MBA at the University of Nebraska.

Alberto is also a CGBP (Certified Global Business Professional), CGBP trainer (sole trainer in the State of Texas), ECoP (Export Compliance Professional), CBC (Certified Business Consultant), and a member of the NASBITE International Board of Governors.



Areas of expertise

- International marketing, sales, and business development

- Selection, management and retention of international distributors

- Negotiation of international distribution agreements

- International market entry


Edgar AlarconEdgar Alarcon, has spent his entire career in business development and sales. He has positioned products and services throughout Latin America and the Caribbean for companies of various sizes and industries. He is excited to help American exporters exceed their goals.

Edgar attended Texas A&M University, where he obtained a BS and a MS in Agricultural Economics, with emphasis on real estate and entrepreneurship. Additionally, he is constantly studying finance and real estate trends.

Areas of expertise

- International marketing, sales, and business development

- Technology commercialization

- Real estate analysis and site selection


501 W Cesar E Chavez Blvd
Suite 3.324B
San Antonio, TX 78207
United States