Overview:The International Trade Center is one of the largest and most successful trade assistance organization in the State of Texas. We help companies grow their business through one-on-one trade consulting, customized market research and innovative training programs.
The International Trade Center was established in 1992 with the premise that our success is measured by our clients' results. The center has a proven track record of delivering technical know-how and support that has helped hundreds of Texas companies enter new markets, create more efficient supply chains and become globally competitive. The Center is part of the National 1,100-Small Business Development Center Network and is hosted at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
In 2013, the efforts of the Center helped 478 clients to: create 1,082 jobs; increase $439 million in global sales; secure $80 million in new financing; enter 158 new markets; and facilitate $57 million in foreign-direct-investment in Texas. Their industry-leading training program trained 683 business professionals at 28 events. Through their SBDCGlobal program, and with the support of the U.S. Department of State and the UTSA Institute for Economic Development, the Center provided training on starting and opperating an SBDC for the governments of Barbados, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico Panama, Peru, St. Lucia, and Tunisia. The Center also continued development of the SBDCGlobal.com trade platform that connects United States and international SBDC clients.