The Business and Economic Development Center (BEDC), attached to the RUM College of Business Administration, is a program established in 1986 with the purpose of promoting economic and business development throughout the island. It is the only “University Center” in the Caribbean sponsored by the Federal Economic Development Administration (EDA), which seeks to use resources for the long-term sustainability of companies. It has been providing services to entrepreneurs in Puerto Rico for 38 years.

 

UEDA AWARD 2023

We are proud to be awarded the prestigious 2023 University Economic Development Association (UEDA) Award for Excellence in Innovation. This recognition is a testament to our team’s tireless efforts and dedication to fostering innovation and economic development through education. By receiving this award, we reaffirm our commitment to continue being an engine of economic and social change in our community and beyond.

 

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Mission


Promote the development of a business ecosystem that mobilizes the multidisciplinary human and technical resources present in the University of Puerto Rico system; in order to stimulate innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development.

Vision


Contribute to the economic development of Puerto Rico, while strengthening the Campus’s role as a leading institution in the area of ​​higher education on the island and throughout the American hemisphere.

Services

Visit us at the Business Administration Building in the 202B office, on the Mayagüez University Campus. We are open Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM -11:45 AM & 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM. We offer free services in areas of:

Startups

  • Technical assistance.
  • Business Training (in person and online).
  • Referrals and support for incubation programs.
  • Mentoring for business skills.

Existing Businesses

  • Technical assistance.
  • Acquisition of traditional and non-traditional financing.
  • Development of business plans and marketing plans.
  • Innovation processes and technology transfer.

I&E Ecosystem

Support to the Innovation and Entrepreneurship ecosystem through:

  • Events and strategic collaborations with state agencies, municipal governments or community organizations to promote an ecosystem that supports entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • These events may include seminars, workshops, certifications, among others.

Years of experience

Would you like to know about our journey helping entrepreneurs over the years? Learn more about our impact here.

Expert Team

We have professionals immersed in areas related to innovation and entrepreneurship. Meet the team here.

Free Services

We offer support to entrepreneurs with business ideas, startups and existing businesses. Request here.

Events

Learn more about our events and how you can join the ecosystem here.

Current Proposal 2021-2026: Impact and Contributions 2021-2023

69

EMPLEOS CREADOS

234

EMPLEOS RETENIDOS

1,688

PARTICIPANTES DE EVENTOS

$1,436,772

INVERSIÓN

Proposal 2016-2021: Impact and Contributions

325

EMPLEOS CREADOS

2,148

EMPLEOS RETENIDOS

10,591

PARTICIPANTES DE EVENTOS

$7,415,341

INVERSIÓN

Our Books

How to Start, Develop and Manage a Small Business in Puerto Rico. Fifth Edition 2019

Your Business Plan – Work Manual. Third Edition 2020

Preparation of Proposals for Community Programs and Projects. Second Edition 2021

For more information, contact (787) 832-4040 Ext. 5591, 5600 or email: cnde@uprm.edu

You can get our books at the following locations:

Libreria Norberto Gonzalez

Ave. Ponce de León #1014
Rio Piedras
Teléfono: (787)-281-7166

Libreria Pionera

Universidad Pontificia
Universidad Catolica de PR,Ponce
Teléfono:(787)-651-2033 ext. 0000

Libreria Colegial

Centro de Estudiantes
Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez
Teléfono: (787)-832-4040 ext. 2294

University Books, Rio Piedras

Avenida Universidad, Rio Piedras
Teléfono: 787-294-2076
E-mail: ubriopiedras@gmail.com
Página web: https://www.universitybookspr.com/home

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