Economic Development Links
The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M
The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University provides a wealth of economic development news and information on the web at: http://www.recenter.tamu.edu/
. For news found on The Real Estate Center specific to the Harker Heights area click here: https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/
Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America's future, and to helping the United States compete in today's global marketplace. Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.
BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY GUARANTEED LOANS (B&I)
The purpose of the B&I Guaranteed Loan Program is to improve, develop, or finance business, industry, and employment and improve the economic and environmental climate in rural communities. This purpose is achieved by bolstering the existing private credit structure through the guarantee of quality loans which will provide lasting community benefits. It is not intended that the guarantee authority will be used for marginal or substandard loans or for relief of lenders having such loans. Website: http://www.rd.usda.gov/Contact: