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The Galveston County Economic Alliance Foundation is a non-profit corporation founded to develop and operate a Small Business Development Center to train nascent entrepreneurs and existing small business owners in Galveston County, Texas.
The Mission of the Galveston County Small Business Development Center is to impact the economic base of Galveston County by providing high-quality, practical and effective Management Consulting, Training, and Technical Assistance for new and existing businesses, especially those in underserved populations such as individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women.
The Galveston County Small Business Development Center is a business consulting and training center of the University of Houston SBDC Network, serving 32 counties in Southeast Texas, and is a resource partner of the US Small business Administration.
We are 100% funded by grants. We provide free business counseling and low cost training for individuals who wish to start or grow small businesses. We also provide a resource library, computer lab, and marketing research at no charge.
Job creation and retention are a focus of our consultants who are experienced and skilled in business operations, marketing, planning, and business development. To date, the GCSBDC has been instrumental in creating 298 new jobs and 57 new business starts in Galveston County. A total of $ $13,920,445 new capital has been infused into the local economy by these businesses. A total of 68 businesses reported increased sales of $6,455,051.
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