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1 UTB/TSC Highlights Presented by John Sossi & Jackie Roberson


3 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

4 Lecturers… Academic Excellence Small classroom setting Professors with Real World experience State of the art laboratories On-line classes, and various forms of media utilized to offer alternatives and supplement classroom instruction

5 College of Liberal Arts School of Health Sciences College of Science, Mathematics and Technology School of Business School of Education Colleges, Schools and Departments

6 …student activities, campus events and opportunities to build leadership skills in over 50 clubs and organizations!

7 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

8 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!

9 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!

10 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


12 RGV CHARACTERISTICS High Growth Young Population 80% + Hispanic Low per Capita Income Less then 50% with High School Diploma or GED Border Economy

13 BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS Distance to key markets (Miles) Chicago: 1472 Dallas: 544 Detroit: 1755 Houston: 352 Indianapolis: 1452 Kansas City: 1084 Los Angeles: 1650 San Antonio: 278 Mexico City: 457 Monterrey, Mex: 178

14 Population Forecast Brownsvilles metro area is one of the fastest-growing regions in the U.S. The population is up 111,705 since 1990.

15 AGE 59% - 34 Years or Younger The labor force is predominately young

16 BROWNSVILLE COMMUNITY Median Age – % - Hispanic Unemployment – 6.5% Education 52.9% - High School Grads 4.4% - Associate Degrees 8.8% - 4 Year Degrees 5.4% - Graduate Degrees

17 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

18 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

19 ITEC CAMPUS International BEDC Mexican Consulate Legal & Business Translations Language Institute

20 ITEC CAMPUS Technology Skilled Trades HVAC CAD/CAM Machine Shop Digital Imaging & Networking Flexible Work Space Automotive

21 ITEC CAMPUS Education WTCE Graduate Undergraduate Certificate Work Studies – Interns

22 ITEC CAMPUS Commerce BEDC U.S. EX-IM Bank U.S. Export Assistance SBA Banking Relationships VPTAC Cameron Works International Innovation Center



25 IIC – FACILITY Professional Setting Security Convenience Flexible Affordable

26 IIC - SUPPORT Business Plan Funding Sources Import/Export Networking Faculty/Staff Students SCORE VPTAC References Training Synergistic Environment

27 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)

28 IIC - PROCEDURES Final Business Plan Reference Letters Criminal Background Check Advisory Committee

29 IIC – OBJECTIVES Create Jobs Bring Back the Area Create Opportunities for Small Business Promote Technology Utilize UTB/TSC Resources –Faculty –Staff –Students

30 IIC – OUTCOMES Started 32 Companies 65% Minority Owned 67 Micro Loans Start Up Assistance 131 Clients 41 Seminars 176 Students Over 700 Potential Jobs

31 IIC – UNEXPECTED OUTCOMES EDC Tool Attractive to Larger Operations Small & Large Benefit Each Other

32 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

33 HUD-HSIAC NETWORKING OBJECTIVES Provide Technical Assistance Create Jobs Involve Students Network Resources Opportunities for Technology

34 RAYMONDVILLE Austin 275 Dallas467 Houston302 San Antonio222 Port Mansfield 22 Brownsville 50 Port Isabel 50 McAllen 50

35 RAYMONDVILLE Population –Willacy County - 20,082 –Raymondville - 9,733 –No Significant Growth Forecast

36 AGE 43% - 24 Years or Younger 71% - 44 Years or Younger

37 RAYMONDVILLE COMMUNITY Median Age – % Male – 46% Female 86.3% Hispanic 59.5% $0 - $24, % $25,000 - $49, % $50,000 or More Education 36.6% - Grade K – % - Grade 9 – % - High School Grad 14.8% - Some College 1.7% - Associates Degree 7.0% - Bachelors Degree 2.4% - Graduate Degree

38 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

39 RAYMONDVILLE PARTNERS Chamber EDC Willacy County Industrial Foundation Workforce Solutions ACE Hardware UTB/TSC – HUD/HSIAC R.I.S.D. VTX

40 RAYMONDVILLE FACILITY Gifted Building (Wal-Mart 30,000 SF) HUD Rural Development Grant - $300K

41 ENHANCED VISION EDA Grant $1,250,000 EDC – Chamber – Workforce Solutions UTB/TSC – R.I.S.D. – City/County Willacy County Industrial Foundation


43 PORT ISABEL Population –Cameron County – 335,527 –Port Isabel – 4,865

44 AGE 54% - 34 Years or Younger

45 PORT ISABEL COMMUNITY Average Age – % - Male – 51.5% Female 74.4% Hispanic Median Income $25, % Unemployment Education 24.0% K % 9 – % High School Grad 19.0% Some College 6.0% Associates Degree 9.0% Bachelors Degree 4.0% Graduate Degree

46 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

47 PORT ISABEL PARTNERS Chamber EDC UTB/TSC P.I.S.D. Private Partners Cameron Works


49 PORT ISABEL FACILITY Private Investor City of Port Isabel I.S.D. UTB/TSC - HUD HSIAC Cameron Works –HUD Rural Development –USDA

50 PORT ISABEL Marketing – Regional Approach –Incubator Kitchen –Organic –Fruits – Vegetables –Arts & Crafts –Entertainment

51 CONTACT INFORMATION John Sossi UTB/TSC - Director Business Incubator Services or Jackie Roberson City of Raymondville – Director of Economic Development Jill Francisco City of Port Isabel – Assistant City Manager/Director Economic Dev

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