Business Assistance Center Program

The Office of Economic Development partners with local non-profits to provide technical support to micro-enterprises started and operated by low- and moderate-income residents through its Business Assistance Center Program. Micro-enterprises are commercial enterprises that have five (5) or fewer employees, including one (1) or more of whom are owners of the enterprise (U.S. Code Laws CITE: 42USC5302) and are for-profit businesses.


Areas of technical assistance provided by the Business Assistance Centers may include but are not limited to various topics such as:

  • Different structures of for-profit businesses
  • State registration requirements
  • Tax implications
  • Business plan development
  • Strategic plan development
  • Industry and marketing research
  • Marketing plan/campaign development and branding
  • Different funding mechanisms and assistance in understanding loan applications
  • Budget development and accounting
  • Staffing/payroll, worker’s compensation, health benefits and pension
  • M/WBE-DBE-HUB certifications, contracts and sub-contracting, bonds and insurance, and
  • Others as pertinent and in compliance with eligibility and the applicable federal/state/local governing regulations.

Please contact a Business Assistance Center directly to learn more information about specific services available.

Business Assistance Center Locations

2017 Business Assistance Centers


BAC #1: Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

(se habla Español)

Bill J. Priest Institute for Economic Development
1402 N. Corinth St., Dallas, TX 75215

BAC #2: Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce Business Development Corporation

2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Bldg A Suite 104, Dallas, TX 75215

BAC #3: BCL of Texas

Sammons Small Business Center at J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
1515 Young Street 5th Floor, Dallas, TX 75201


BAC #5: Business Assistance Center, Inc.

1201 W. Camp Wisdom Road, Suite 224, Dallas, TX 75232

BAC #6: Regional Hispanic Contractors Association

(Se habla Español – necesita hacer cita)

3918 N. Hampton Road, Dallas, TX 75212

BAC #7: Regional Hispanic Contractors Association

(Se habla Español – necesita hacer cita)

2210 W. Illinois Avenue, Dallas, TX 75224

BAC #8: BCL of Texas

(Se habla Español)

1322 Record Crossing, Dallas, TX 75235