Business Empowerment (BE) San Antonio participants pose with their award during a luncheon at the San Antonio International Center on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. From left are City Economic Development Director Rene Dominguez, and City Councilmembers Joe Krier (D9) and Roberto Trevino (D1). Photo by Edmond Ortiz

City Programs Growing Small Businesses

A growing number of mentor-protégé programs, such as Cafe Commerce's Break Fast and Launch, are emerging across San Antonio where established business owners share their professional experiences with aspiring entrepreneurs to improve their chances for success.

The view of the San Antonio skyline from The Peanut Factory Lofts. Photo by Alyssa Walker.

City Sharpens Focus on Smart Job Growth

City officials are budgeting new dollars for the Economic Development Department to build stronger connections with established and emerging industries, pushing workforce development, and seeking local and international economic partnerships.