• C&S Wireline Services

    Chris Clark and Guy Stone met in 2009 while working as employees for a large oil field services firm. With
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  • MCR Machine

    After 25 years honing his skills as an expert machinist, Michael Rodd was ready to venture out on his own.
    Read More
  • Deep Sea Aquatics

    Although based in land-locked Garland, Texas, Deep Sea Aquatics is an industry leader in "tailor-made aquariums." Founded by Daniel A.
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  • Chandler Manufacturing

    Ron Chandler grew up in Wichita Falls and he has worked in the petroleum service business for 32 years, opening
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Success Stories

  • About Texas SBDCs +

  • C&S Wireline Services +

    Chris Clark and Guy Stone met in 2009 while working as employees for a large oil field services firm. With more than 30 years combined experience in well logging, Chris in sales and Guy in operations, the two realized they had the expertise to create their own company. And opportunity Read More
  • MCR Machine +

    After 25 years honing his skills as an expert machinist, Michael Rodd was ready to venture out on his own. In 2006, MCR Machine was born, a state-of-the-art machine shop specializing in manufacturing complex and difficult-to-machine parts accurately and on-time. Because of Michael's outstanding reputation in the industry, business took Read More
  • Deep Sea Aquatics +

    Although based in land-locked Garland, Texas, Deep Sea Aquatics is an industry leader in "tailor-made aquariums." Founded by Daniel A. Engmark in 2006, the company manufactures both standard and custom glass aquariums. Thanks to the Risk Management Small Business Development Center of North Texas, Engmark's company is thriving. After receiving Read More
  • Chandler Manufacturing +

    Ron Chandler grew up in Wichita Falls and he has worked in the petroleum service business for 32 years, opening his own plant 12 years ago, Chandler Mfg., Inc. During 2010 he created "SuperTherm" - a Fluid Heating Service greatly helping the oil and natural gas industry here in the U.S. Read More
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Texas Rural Challenge

Texas Rural Challenge

The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute for Economic Development would like to personally invite you to the Annual Texas Rural Challenge.

This statewide conference on rural business development is hosted by the Office of the Governor, the Texas Economic Development Council, the Texas Department of Agriculture, USDA—Rural Development, and UTSA’s Institute for Economic Development—SBDC Rural Business Program. In addition, a large number of state and federal agencies, along with private sector partners, will host and participate in this event; the largest of its kind to focus on the challenges facing rural Texans.

This year’s Texas Rural Challenge will feature engaging and accomplished leaders in business and government. The conference will highlight topics and best practices in business and economic development, community development, and rural statewide issues like healthcare and tourism. We have also added the Texas Student Challenge—a business plan competition for college students.

Register at www.texasruralchallenge.org.

Success Stories

  • C&S Wireline Services +

    Chris Clark and Guy Stone met in 2009 while working as employees for a large oil field services firm. With more than 30 years combined experience in well logging, Chris in sales and Guy in operations, the two realized they had the expertise to create their own company. And opportunity Read More
  • MCR Machine +

    After 25 years honing his skills as an expert machinist, Michael Rodd was ready to venture out on his own. In 2006, MCR Machine was born, a state-of-the-art machine shop specializing in manufacturing complex and difficult-to-machine parts accurately and on-time. Because of Michael's outstanding reputation in the industry, business took Read More
  • Deep Sea Aquatics +

    Although based in land-locked Garland, Texas, Deep Sea Aquatics is an industry leader in "tailor-made aquariums." Founded by Daniel A. Engmark in 2006, the company manufactures both standard and custom glass aquariums. Thanks to the Risk Management Small Business Development Center of North Texas, Engmark's company is thriving. After receiving Read More
  • Chandler Manufacturing +

    Ron Chandler grew up in Wichita Falls and he has worked in the petroleum service business for 32 years, opening his own plant 12 years ago, Chandler Mfg., Inc. During 2010 he created "SuperTherm" - a Fluid Heating Service greatly helping the oil and natural gas industry here in the U.S. Read More
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