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Bob McKinley
Impacting small businesses in South Texas and beyond

“Small businesses are leading the turnaround for the Texas economy, and UTSA is doing its part to help them grow and prosper. As one of the top-tier university economic development organizations in the country, we are proud to be a key component of UTSA's Tier One mission of serving the public through community engagement.”

- Bob McKinley

Bob McKinley is UTSA’s expert in economic and business development. For more than two decades, he has guided the steady growth of the UTSA Institute for Economic Development as its associate vice president. The institute provides 37,000 business clients each year with consulting, training and research services, and its programs extend UTSA's presence through the entire southwest Texas border region and beyond.

McKinley has always been committed to community service. He has worked as a community organizer among rural Mayan ejidos (communal farmland) in Yucatan and was executive director of the Hispanic Chamber in Fort Worth. In 1990, he joined UTSA to lead the Small Business Development Center and then moved to the institute, a center of excellence for UTSA that consistently ranks among the top five such programs nationwide, including a No. 1 ranking in 2010 for its minority business enterprise center.

"Small businesses are leading the turnaround for the Texas economy, and UTSA is doing its part to help them grow and prosper," McKinley says. "As one of the top-tier university economic development organizations in the country, we are proud to be a key component of UTSA's Tier One mission of serving the public through community engagement."

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