Start a Business

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A Strong Foundation for your New Venture

Are you thinking about starting a business in Tyler? The TEDC is here to work alongside you. Creating an environment conducive to business benefits our residents, city, state, and the larger economy. So come be a part of the growing East Texas economy.

The TEDC provides small business resources supported by the Small Business Administration, as well as resources available through Tyler Junior College (TJC) and The University of Texas at Tyler. In addition, the TEDC worked with TJC and Southwestern Bell Telephone to establish a small business incubator, which has averaged 90% occupancy since it opened in 1990.