Update

The UTSA Institute for Economic Development is open for business.
Each of our small business service centers are available to you during this difficult and unexpected time.
One-on-one confidential consulting will continue. We are available to assist you by email, phone, or video conference.
Some traditional classroom-based training/events will be available electronically.
For SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan information, go directly to www.sba.gov/disaster

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The San Antonio MBDA Export Center’s staff are experienced professionals in international trade, ready to guide MBEs through the export process, and equip them with critical international business ‘know-how.’

    Alberto Rodriguez-Baez

    Director

    Alberto.Rodriguezbaez@utsa.edu 

    Alberto Rodriguez-Baez has spent his entire professional and academic careers in the field of international business. His work experience spans from large global corporations to small businesses, private and public organizations, non-profit and for-profit companies. He is passionate about helping American companies become successful exporters.

    Alberto attended the University of Nebraska, where he earned his MBA. Before graduating, he attended the Focus Leadership Institute. Alberto is a CGBP (Certified Global Business Professional), ECoP (Export Compliance Professional) and CBC (Certified Business Consultant).

    Areas of expertise

    • International marketing, sales, and business development
    • Selection, management and retention of international distributors
    • Negotiation of international distribution agreements
    • International market entry

        Edgar Alarcon

        International Business Development Specialist

        Edgar.Alarcon@utsa.edu

        Edgar Alarcon has spent his entire career in business development and sales. He has positioned products and services throughout Latin America and the Caribbean for companies of various sizes and industries. He is excited to help American exporters exceed their goals.

        Edgar attended Texas A&M University, where he obtained a BS and a MS in Agricultural Economics, with emphasis on real estate and entrepreneurship. Additionally, he is constantly studying finance and real estate trends.

        Areas of Expertise

        • International marketing, sales, and business development
        • Technology commercialization
        • Real estate analysis and site selection