The University of Houston Texas Gulf Coast Small Business Development Center Network provides business advising, access to training, tools and resources to help small businesses start, grow, expand and succeed. Designated as one of Texas’s top business assistance programs, the SBDC has 14 centers from Lufkin to Lake Jackson that serves 32 counties in southeast Texas. Since 1984, our network has helped construct a regional ecosystem to foster the spirit, support, and success of thousands of entrepreneurs and innovators.