Academic Success… 1 Year Certificates 2 Year Associates 4 Year Bachelor Degrees Masters Programs 2 Schools on One Campus Only school in the State of Texas that has unique partnership
Lecturers… Academic Excellence Small classroom setting Professors with Real World experience State of the art laboratories On-line classes, e-mail and various forms of media utilized to offer alternatives and supplement classroom instruction
College of Liberal Arts School of Health Sciences College of Science, Mathematics and Technology School of Business School of Education Colleges, Schools and Departments
…student activities, campus events and opportunities to build leadership skills in over 50 clubs and organizations!
Location….the Campus Visit Campus Environment – the best way to learn about campus environment is to experience it firsthand Explore the facilities and learn about academic programs and services Campus Tour
Extras… 20 miles from beautiful South Padre Island, one Of the most popular destinations in the U.S. for Spring Break vacation…… And one block away from the Border of the culturally Rich country of Mexico, Opening the doors to Diversity!
The Village at Fort Brown Student Housing at UTB/TSC comes with fully furnished rooms, internet access, Cable TV, swimming pools, work-out rooms and much more in a safe secure location minutes away from campus!
Campus Facts… Award-winning music program including Jazz bands, Mariachi Escorpion, and Bravo Opera Company Largest Campus in South Texas spanning over 340 acres in historical Fort Brown area Over 15,000 students enrolled Combines the strengths of a university with the accessibility of a community college Unique UTB/TSC partnership makes our educational institution a one of a kind experience
Population Forecast Brownsvilles metro area is one of the fastest-growing regions in the U.S. The population is up 111,705 since 1990.
AGE 59% - 34 Years or Younger The labor force is predominately young
BROWNSVILLE COMMUNITY Median Age – 29.0 82% - Hispanic Unemployment – 6.5% Education 52.9% - High School Grads 4.4% - Associate Degrees 8.8% - 4 Year Degrees 5.4% - Graduate Degrees
Brownsvilles Top Ten Major Employers Brownsville ISD6,926 University of Texas 1,828 Cameron County1,714 KeppelAmfels Group1,185 Wal-Mart1,119 City of Brownsville1,072 Convergys Corp.1,042 Valley Baptist Medical Center 808 HEB Food Stores 760 Valley Regional Medical Center 737
Downtown Area One Mile From Main Campus 637,000 SF Under Roof 48 Acres of Land 3,200 Lighted Parking Spaces UTB/TSC INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION TECHNOLGY & COMMERCE CAMPUS
ITEC CAMPUS International BEDC Mexican Consulate Legal & Business Translations Language Institute
ITEC CAMPUS Technology Skilled Trades HVAC CAD/CAM Machine Shop Digital Imaging & Networking Flexible Work Space Automotive
INTERNATIONAL INNOVATION CENTER (IIC) First Grant 2002-2005 EDA HUD/HSIAC BEDC
IIC – FACILITY Professional Setting Security Convenience Flexible Affordable
IIC - SUPPORT Business Plan Funding Sources Import/Export Networking Faculty/Staff Students SCORE VPTAC References Training Synergistic Environment
IIC – INITIAL CONTACT Initial Screen (Business Plan Outline) –Formation –Background of Resources –Description of Product or Service –Target Market –Benchmarking –Long Term Goals –Perceived Risk –Financials (Income/Expense)
IIC - PROCEDURES Final Business Plan Reference Letters Criminal Background Check Advisory Committee
IIC – OBJECTIVES Create Jobs Bring Back the Area Create Opportunities for Small Business Promote Technology Utilize UTB/TSC Resources –Faculty –Staff –Students
IIC – OUTCOMES Started 32 Companies 65% Minority Owned 67 Micro Loans Start Up Assistance 131 Clients 41 Seminars 176 Students Over 700 Potential Jobs
IIC – UNEXPECTED OUTCOMES EDC Tool Attractive to Larger Operations Small & Large Benefit Each Other
HUD-HSIAC NETWORKING CONCEPT Current Grant 2005 – 2008 Create Two Incubators In Outlying Communities Leverage Resources Fit to the Communities Needs & Wants Network the Three Incubators
HUD-HSIAC NETWORKING OBJECTIVES Provide Technical Assistance Create Jobs Involve Students Network Resources Opportunities for Technology
RAYMONDVILLE Austin 275 Dallas467 Houston302 San Antonio222 Port Mansfield 22 Brownsville 50 Port Isabel 50 McAllen 50
RAYMONDVILLE Population –Willacy County - 20,082 –Raymondville - 9,733 –No Significant Growth Forecast
AGE 43% - 24 Years or Younger 71% - 44 Years or Younger
RAYMONDVILLE COMMUNITY Median Age – 29.5 54% Male – 46% Female 86.3% Hispanic 59.5% $0 - $24,999 21.3% $25,000 - $49,999 6.0% $50,000 or More Education 36.6% - Grade K – 8 13.8% - Grade 9 – 12 23.7% - High School Grad 14.8% - Some College 1.7% - Associates Degree 7.0% - Bachelors Degree 2.4% - Graduate Degree
Raymondville ISD 400 U.S. Department of Homeland Security ICE 350 Wal-Mart 200 Willacy County Regional Detention Facility 200 Corrections Corporation of America 200 Valley Telephone Co-op 100 Willacy County 100 H-E-B 100 City of Raymondville 75 PRINCIPAL EMPLOYERS
RAYMONDVILLE PARTNERS Chamber EDC Willacy County Industrial Foundation Workforce Solutions ACE Hardware UTB/TSC – HUD/HSIAC R.I.S.D. VTX
RAYMONDVILLE FACILITY Gifted Building (Wal-Mart 30,000 SF) HUD Rural Development Grant - $300K
ENHANCED VISION EDA Grant $1,250,000 EDC – Chamber – Workforce Solutions UTB/TSC – R.I.S.D. – City/County Willacy County Industrial Foundation
PORT ISABEL COMMUNITY Average Age – 34.5 48.5% - Male – 51.5% Female 74.4% Hispanic Median Income $25,323 7.0% Unemployment Education 24.0% K- 8 17.0% 9 – 12 21.0% High School Grad 19.0% Some College 6.0% Associates Degree 9.0% Bachelors Degree 4.0% Graduate Degree
PRINCIPAL INDUSTRIES Accommodations & Food Services Retail Trade Other Services (Except Public) Educational Services Agriculture/Fishing Transportation & Warehousing Real Estate Rental & Leasing Administrative Support & Waste Management Construction Health care & Social Assistance
PORT ISABEL PARTNERS Chamber EDC UTB/TSC P.I.S.D. Private Partners Cameron Works
CONTACT INFORMATION John Sossi UTB/TSC - Director Business Incubator Services 956-548-8710 or 956 882-4119 firstname.lastname@example.org@utb.edu Jackie Roberson City of Raymondville – Director of Economic Development 956-689-3844 email@example.com Jill Francisco City of Port Isabel – Assistant City Manager/Director Economic Dev. 956-943-2682 firstname.lastname@example.org
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