The UTSA Institute for Economic Development is open for business.
Each of our small business service centers are available to you during this difficult and unexpected time.
One-on-one confidential consulting will continue. We are available to assist you by email, phone, or video conference.
Some traditional classroom-based training/events will be available electronically.
For SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan information, go directly to www.sba.gov/disaster

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About Us
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The Center for Community and Business Research conducts primary research on community and business development in San Antonio and throughout a 79-county area of South, West and Gulf Coast Texas. We dig deep into data to discover the trends, statistics and facts that matter to communities and businesses on the move. In addition to designing and conducting research projects, we excel in writing accessible reports and delivering research results to a wide audience.

The Center for Community and Business Research operates on grants and contracts that fund specific research projects. We seek project funding and entertain research project ideas from government, businesses, associations, foundations, and individuals. All our research projects are tailored to your needs and budget.

Our team comprises skilled economists, statisticians, researchers, faculty and interns from varying academic departments including, but not limited to, the colleges of Architecture, Business, Public Policy, and Sciences.


Our diverse client base make use of our reports to make better informed decisions.
Recent clients include:

  • Being Logistic Support Systems
  • Higher Education Council of San Antonio
  • Port San Antonio
  • National Western Art Foundation
  • The University of Texas System
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of Economic Development Administration
  • U.S. Small Business Administration