SBA announces new Women’s Business Center in Brownsville

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SBA announces new Women’s Business Center in Brownsville

SBA’s Lower Rio Grande Valley District Director Angela Burton provides remarks during the press conference announcing the new Women’s Business Center of Cameron County on Sept. 7.
SBA’s Lower Rio Grande Valley District Director Angela Burton provides remarks during the press conference announcing the new Women’s Business Center of Cameron County on Sept. 7.

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office has announced a new Women’s Business Center in Cameron County, to be located at the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce’s offices.

“The new center will help drive economic growth in Cameron County,” District Director Angela Burton said. “The funding of this new center expands our role in helping women, who are essential job creators in our communities.”

SBA’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership will award a grant of up to $150,000 for the Women’s Business Center of Cameron County. The center will be required to match federal grant funds with private contributions.

The SBA Women’s Business Centers represent a national network of more than 100 educational and training centers designed to assist women in starting and growing small businesses. The centers offer one-on-one counseling, networking events, training workshops, technical assistance, and mentoring to women entrepreneurs on various entrepreneurship topics, including business startup, financial management, marketing and procurement.

The Women’s Business Centers each year counsel and train nearly 150,000 women nationwide.

For more information on programs and resources available at Women’s Business Center of Cameron County, contact Melinda Rodriguez at 542-4341 or melinda@brownsvillechamber.com.

Maria Perez, SBA Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office lender relations specialist; Veronica Ortega, SBA Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office economic development specialist; Olga Gonzalez, Brownsville Chamber of Commerce chairman of the board; Melinda Rodriguez, Brownsville Chamber of Commerce president/CEO; Angela Burton, SBA Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office district director; Maria D. Juarez-Serna UTRGV Small Business Development Center director; Marisela Cortez, Office of Congressman Filemon Vela district director; César de León, City of Brownsville city commissioner at-large "A".
Maria Perez, SBA Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office lender relations specialist; Veronica Ortega, SBA Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office economic development specialist; Olga Gonzalez, Brownsville Chamber of Commerce chairman of the board; Melinda Rodriguez, Brownsville Chamber of Commerce president/CEO; Angela Burton, SBA Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office district director; Maria D. Juarez-Serna UTRGV Small Business Development Center director; Marisela Cortez, Office of Congressman Filemon Vela district director; César de León, City of Brownsville city commissioner at-large “A”.

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