Business Resources


Big Bend Region Minority & Small Business Development Center
Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas.  ̴sbdc/index.html
Telephone 432-837-8694 / Fax 432-837-8104

Since its inception in 1992, the  Big Bend Region Minority and Small Business Development Center  has secured over 300 loans amounting to over $58.8 million, has served over 3300 clients, conducted over 235 seminars, and assisted with more than 120 new business start-ups, while in the process creating over 600 new jobs.
The Center helps existing and start-up small business owners develop management skills, thereby improving their potential for success. Counselors assists small businesses in areas ranging from business plan development and financing, to marketing, advertising, and international trade assistance.
Our counselors have backgrounds as small business owners, and can provide the practical expertise needed for today’s businesses to succeed. Counselors maintain the highest ethical standards of confidentiality,  and provide one-on-one counseling services at no charge to the client.


Workforce Solutions – Upper Rio Grande Office
710 Holland Avenue #4, Alpine, Texas 79830
Telephone (432) 837-9800

The Business Services Unit is designed to assist employers in developing a quality workforce in the Upper Rio Grande Workforce Solutions region.

We save employers thousands of dollars by creating specialized recruiting services and cultivating relationships with area businesses to encourage economic growth.
We help employers gain an understanding of what it takes to find and keep qualified, skilled employees.
We exist to preserve and promote business; providing quality information, services and materials to ensure an opportunity for success.

In addition we offer:
Job Fairs, Interview and Testing Areas, Labor Market Information, Tax Credit Benefits, Training Grants, Rapid Response & Employment and Labor Law Information.

Our goal is to be the most professional employment service in the Upper Rio Workforce Solution region.