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Rural Business Program

Our Mission

The mission of the ASU-SBDC rural business program is “To support small business growth and development in economically distressed rural communities throughout the Concho Valley area.”

The ASU-SBDC certified business advisors can provide advisory services, research, strategic planning, business and resource development for small to medium-sized businesses, economic development corporations, communities, and local governments.

The mission of the ASU-SBDC rural business program is “To support small business growth and development in economically distressed rural communities throughout the Concho Valley area.”

The Rural Business Program offers clients targeted and customized services designed to meet their needs drawing from a number of resources.

Business Advisory Services

Targeted counseling and training for small to medium-sized business clients in the following areas:

  • Business Plans
  • Loan Proposals
  • Contracting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Business Financing
  • International Trade
  • Research and Marketing
  • Technology Research and Marketing

Capacity Building Services

The rural business program can also provide capacity building services for communities, local governments, Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Corporations.

  • Community Assessments
  • Economic Base Analysis
  • Facilitation of Workforce Development
  • Feasibility Studies Gap Analysis
  • Gap Analysis Targeted Industry Studies
  • Leadership Development
  • Project Management Resource & Development
  • Targeted Industry Studies Leadership Development
  • Vision and Strategic Planning

Rural Business Advisors

  • Adriana Balcorta Havins, MBA

    Adriana Balcorta Havins

    Certified Business Advisor 
    Contact: adriana.balcorta@angelo.edu 

    Phone: 325-942-2098

    Service Area:
    Tom Green |  Crockett | Irion | Sutton | Schleicher 

    James Leavelle, MBA

    James Leavelle, ASU-SBDC Business Development Specialist

    Certified Business Advisor
    Contact: james.leavelle@angelo.edu

    Phone: 325-942-2098

    Service Area:
    Tom Green | Concho | McCulloch | Mason

    Dezaray Johnson, MA

    Dezaray Johnson, M.A. Training Coordinator

    Certified Business Advisor  
    Contact: dezaray.johnson@angelo.edu  

    Phone: 325-942-2098

    Service Area:
    Tom Green | Menard | Kimble

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