About Us

The Veterans Business Outreach Center at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley provides business training, counseling, technical assistance, and mentoring to veterans, reservist, National Guard, and active duty personnel.

The Veterans Business Outreach Program (VBOP) is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and mentoring, and referrals for eligible veterans owning or considering starting a small business.

The UTRGV Veterans Business Outreach Program is fully funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance. Assistance for the hearing impaired can be attained by calling the TDD at (956) 665-5071.

VBOC Center Locations

The U.S. Small Business Administration has 20 organizations participating in this cooperative agreement and serving as Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOC).

The center locations of these offices are located in ten regions of the United States.

Region I

  • Veterans Business Outreach Center of New England
    • Address: 132 George M Cohan Blvd, 2nd Fl, Providence, RI 02903
    • Coverage: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
    • Website: http://www.cweonline.org/vboc

Region II

  • Arsenal Business and Technology Partnership

Region III

  • Community Business Partnership
    • Address: 7001 Loisdale Rd, Ste C, Springfield, VA 22150
    • Coverage: District of Columbia, Maryland, Nothern Virginia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
    • Website: http://www.cbponline.org

Region IV

  • Veterans Business Outreach Center at Gulf Coast State College
  • The Veterans Business Outreach Center at Fayetteville State University
    • Address: 1200 Murchison Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28301
    • Coverage: Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina
    • Website: http://www.fsuvboc.com
  • The Veterans Business Outreach Center at Mississippi State University
    • Address: 60 Technology Blvd, Ste 105 D, Starkville, MS 39759
    • Coverage: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee
    • Website: http://www.vboc.msstate.edu

Region V

  • Veterans Business Outreach Center at Women's Business Development Center
    • Address: 8 S Michigan Ave, 5th Fl, Chicago, IL 60603
    • Coverage: Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin
    • Website: http://www.vbocwbdc.org

Region VI

  • Veterans Business Outreach Center at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
    • Address: 1407 E Freddy Conzalez Dr, Ste 1200, Edinburg, TX 78539
    • Coverage: Central & Southern Texas
    • Website: http://www.utrgv.edu/vboc
  • Veterans Business Outreach Center at University of Texas Arlington College of Business
  • New Mexico Veterans Business Outreach Center
    • Address: 5201 Eagle Rock Ave NE, Ste 2A, Albuquerque, NM 87113
    • Coverage: Colorado, New Mexico
    • Website: http://www.nmvboc.org/

Region VII

  • Veterans Advocacy Foundation, Inc.
    • Address:
      • 911 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63101
      • 2700 N14th St, St. Louis, MO 63106
    • Coverage: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
    • Website: http://www.vetbiz.com

Region VIII

Region IX

  • Veterans Business Outreach Center IX
    • Address: 4608 Duckhorn Dr, Sacramento, CA 95834
    • Coverage: Nevada, Northern California
    • Website: http://www.vbocix.org
  • VBOC IX Sub-Center
  • SOCAL Veterans Business Outreach Center
  • Veterans Business Outreach Center at Cochise College
  • Veterans Business Outreah Center of the Pacific

Region X