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Video recording of the "The U.S. Small Business Development Center as a model of collaboration between the U.S. and Latin America" panel discussion (program is bilingual; predominantly in Spanish).


The US Small Business Development Center (SBDC) model is being implemented by over 15 countries throughout the Americas with the goal of creating a hemispheric small business assistance network that improves SME competitiveness, promotes economic development, and generates trade opportunities. The SBDC model requires the co-investment by the public, private and higher education sectors that leverage resources and promote increased program sustainability. Representatives from Chile, Honduras and Mexico discuss the critical role of higher education institutions for implementing long-term and successful SBDC programs.


  • Panelists: Bernardo Troncoso Narváez, General Manager of SERCOTEC, Chile; Dr. Eugenio J. Reyes-Guzmán, General Director of World Trade Center, Monterrey, Nuevo León, México; Eduardo Posadas, Director of UTH Avanza Centro de Onnovación, Honduras
  • Moderator: Robert McKinley, Associate Vice President for Economic Development at The University of Texas at San Antonio