(May 20, 2011)--Terri Williams has been appointed director of the Contracting Resource Center at UTSA's Small Business Development Center. The center is hosted by the Institute for Economic Development located at the UTSA Downtown Campus.
Williams comes to the Contracting Resourcing Center with many years of experience in business and economic development including stints at Brooks Development Authority, Port San Antonio and the City of San Antonio.
Throughout her career, Williams has achieved a number of milestones including creating a HUB Zone satellite office, creating the South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency, and reaching or exceeding small business contracting goals for various city contracts.
In her new role, Williams will continue to focus on increasing opportunities for small businesses. Her center manages targeted programs for veterans, women, emergency preparedness and sustainable business.
"These programs are vitally important to the economic success of our region. I look forward to continuing the focus in these areas, to increase the visibility of the center and to have a stronger outreach in the community," Williams said.
"The San Antonio and South Texas small businesses that are contracting with federal, state and local governments seem to be doing better during these difficult economic times," said Albert Salgado, director of the South-West Texas Border SBDC Network, headquartered at UTSA. "Terri is well poised to assist clients by seeking contract opportunities, managing clients after they have received an award, and continuing to help them learn about accessing federal agencies as well as when opportunities become available."
The Contracting Resource Center is an integral part of the Institute for Economic Development with the mission of building the economy, one business at a time. In 2010, the Contracting Resource Center had two business starts, 12 business expansions, 349 jobs created, 118 jobs retained, 466 clients advised, 91 training sessions and 3,153 training attendees.
The UTSA Institute for Economic Development is dedicated to creating jobs, growing businesses and fostering economic development. Its 13 centers and programs provide professional business advising, technical training, research, and strategic planning for entrepreneurs, business owners and community leaders. Its programs serve San Antonio and the Texas-Mexico border area as well as regional, national and international stakeholders. Together with federal, state and local governments, and private businesses, the IED fosters economic and community development in support of UTSA's community engagement mission.
UTSA researchers are exploring matter at the atomic level with Helenita. It's one of the most powerful microscopes in the world, with the ability to operate near the theoretical limit of resolution. At 9 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing more than two tons, Helenita can dissect almost anything. With Helenita's resolution, researchers can study particles atom by atom to see how they behave.
That's critical in developing nanotechnology that will help diagnosis early-stage breast cancer or make helmets that are uber strong. Moreover, the detail that Helenita provides will allow nanotechnology researchers to create new therapies and treatments to fight a wide range of human diseases.
Did you know? Helenita can magnify a sample 20 million times its size, which would make a strand of human hair the size of San Antonio.
Join AIA San Antonio’s Women in Architecture group for their networking and happy hour event, where all design professionals are welcome.
Liberty Bar, 1111 S. Alamo St.
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Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle
Discover resources and strategies for teaching Tejano history and culture and get a special educator's tour of the new long-term exhibit, Los Tejanos.
Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd.
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Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
The UTSA Alumni Association hosts this annual gala honoring the Alumna of the Year, Alumnus of the Year and the Alumnus of the Year Lifetime Achievement award winners.
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.
Victor Cyrus, Jr will see his first book of poetry published this fall
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