University of Houston-Victoria

Small Business

Rural Business Program

Texas Rural Challenge


The Rural Business Program is a another service provided through UHV Small Business Development Center.  The focus of the program is to service rural communities in our service area that are principally rural based.

Today, rural communities are dealing with job loss, population loss, declining tax base, and loss of youth impacting the potential for future leadership and innovation.

Our focus is to help reverse these trends by providing rural communities and small to medium-sized businesses with technical assistance to help them grow, develop and create new jobs.

Donald Jirkovsky is UHV SBDC's Rural Business Advisor.

For more information about the program, contact the SBDC at (361)485-4485 or (877)895-7232 or via email.