The expansion of the SBDCs throughout Latin America started in Mexico in 2003 through a Cooperative Agreement with the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara funded by TIES USAID Mexico. As a result of this project, which ended in September 2009, the Mexican Association of SBDCs (AMCDPE) was founded and accreditation standards were developed for the certification of the centers. As of 2017, the SBDC network had 9 certified centers. During the 2017 period the network advised 461 clients; trained 4,704 participants; created 572 jobs; and helped retain 2,484 jobs.

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