Clients at the International Trade Center, located in The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Institute for Economic Development, reported global sales of $210 million (USD) and 1,424 jobs created/retained in South Texas as a result of the assistance received from the International Trade Center during 2011. This and other results are published in the 2011 Annual Report.
“We are delighted with the results produced by our Center during 2011. We have improved in every area of our operations, and we are pleased with the sales reported by our clients, jobs created and retained, as well as the number of clients we helped last year. We are positioned to keep growing our team and continue assisting more companies in South Texas with their international business efforts,” said Cliff Paredes, director of the UTSA International Trade Center.
Other important areas reported in the 2011 annual report include the role of the International Trade Center in the National Export Initiative, the different training series offered throughout the year, the assistance to foreign companies that want to invest in Texas, the expansion of SBDCGlobal.com and its leading role in assisting the development of the SBDC model throughout Latin America.
The International Trade Center at UTSA is the largest and most successful trade assistance organization in the state of Texas. It helps companies become globally competitive through technical trade consulting, customized market research and innovative training programs. The center is a specialty program of the South-West Texas Border SBDC Network. To learn more about the Center, visit http://texastrade.org or follow the Center on Twitter @TexasTrade. To obtain a copy of the printed annual report, please contact Alberto Rodriguez-Baez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is one of nine academic universities and six health institutions in the UT System. As a multicultural institution, UTSA aims to be a national research university providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.
UTSA serves nearly 31,000 students in 135 degree programs in the colleges of Architecture, Business, Education and Human Development, Engineering, Honors, Liberal and Fine Arts, Public Policy, Sciences and Graduate School. Founded in 1969, UTSA is an intellectual and creative resource center and a socioeconomic development catalyst for Texas and beyond. For more information, visit www.utsa.edu/today.