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Are you an entrepreneur considering starting a business, an existing small business seeking to relocate or expand, or a large company or developer considering an EEC location? If so, important information is available from the sources listed on this page.


Houston One Stop Business Center
City Hall Annex, 900 Bagby St
Public Level


The Business Center provides "Getting Started Packets" for Houston area small businesses. The packet includes phone numbers, addresses, internet web sites, descriptions of permits and licenses issued by government agencies at the local, state. and federal levels; and referrals to governmental agencies and service providers. In addition, you may contact the Business Center for information on regulatory requirements and sources of technical information.


Houston Business Development, Inc. (HBD)
Palm Center Business Technology Center (BTC)
5330 Griggs Rd
Houston, Texas 77021


The HBD operates under a contract with the City of Houston to provide business development services and business financing. If you are considering the start-up of a new business plan to expand your current business or are looking for financing for real estate development, the technical and financial counselors at HBD will connect you with the resources you need. In addition to the financing programs described in this Directory, HBD provides an on-going program of MANAGEMENT & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE for business planning, management counseling in financial planning. marketing, sales, loan packaging, and procurement services INCUBATOR SERVICES are provided to on-site tenants. The SMALL BUSINESS REVOLVING LOAN FUND has provided low cost financing in tandem with area lenders since 1986, and is available to businesses serving low/moderate income areas throughout the City.


Business Information Center (BIC)
Palm Center, 5330 Griggs Rd
Houston, Texas 77021


The BIC is a partnership among the City of Houston and the U.S. Small Business Administration and Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) to provide financing resources and business services in one location. Call or visit the BIC for access to business start-up assistance, market & sales counseling, bookkeeping & financial counseling, seminars, and internet access to data and market research and more. In addition, BIC provides a fully resourced BUSINESS INFORMATION CENTER; and the COMMUNITY LENDING OFFICE provides convenient access to financing services provided by local banks.