Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
SBDC, the Economic Development Administration University Center (EDA), and the Petroleum Industry Alliance (PIA) function within the Center for Energy and Economic Diversification (CEED) at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. These units work together to help the people and economy of the Permian Basin during the transition from an oil-dominated economy to a more diversified economy. Efforts are aimed at providing assistance to the petroleum industry through the PIA to assure that it remains a viable part of the economy well into the twenty-first century. At the same time, CEED works through the SBDC and EDA to assist individuals and communities in efforts to diversify the economy.