Homelessness Hotline:

Local Business + Employee Resources

Small Business Outreach Survey: Please complete this short survey to better help us understand the impact being felt throughout the community. This tool will help us gauge resources and support needed during this time of uncertainty and rapid change.

Once completed, Centro staff will be in touch with you to discuss the needs of your business/non-profit organization.

Help

The Centro Main Street Program catalyzes inclusive and diverse economic ecosystems and smart urban design to propel main street businesses, entrepreneurs, employees and residents to financial resilience and success.

We have identified an unmet need in the marketplace, which is an organization to lead developing and catalyzing a healthy business ecosystem for main street businesses that is inclusive of street level retail, local, mom-and-pop, legacy and micro-businesses.

Local Business +
Employee Resources

  • The mission of the Economic Development Department is to foster economic growth through collaboration and innovation for the continued prosperity of our community.
  • Webinars & Online Resources >
  • OHP’s Legacy Business program is a component of the Living Heritage Initiative. Businesses eligible for this program have been around for 20 years or more and contribute to the history, culture, and authentic identity of San Antonio. 
  • Legacy Business Toolkit 

LiftFund

  • Helps small business owners with limited access to capital have a chance to live their dreams. They provide small business loans and minority business loans for women, startups, and entrepreneurs.
  • Small Business Survey >

COVID-19 Business Recovery Accelerator (COBRA)

  • No-cost counseling in finance, human resources, operations, marketing, and planning, and will also be focused on helping businesses pursue emergency funding and business loans. 
  • To learn more and enroll with the accelerator, business owners can call 210-458-2272 or send an email to businessrecovery@utsa.edu.
  • Small Business Week webinar series

Free meals for hospitality workers from Chef Jason Dady + Culinaria.

Buy a gift card now to use when restaurants are back in service.

Wellness, recovery + mental health of the food + beverage industry.

Resources, guidance + growth for the local restaurant industry.

Neighborhoods + Our local Economy

The mission of the Westside Development Corporation (WDC) is to foster economic development, promote the development and redevelopment of real estate within its target area, create viable urban communities, and preserve the character, culture and history of the Westside.

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SAGE champions investments that improves the quality of life for individuals, families, neighborhoods and businesses on San Antonio’s Eastside. 

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Southside First Economic Development Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to serve as the voice for economic prosperity, community bridging, and responsible development for South San Antonio/Bexar County.

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Free training, tools, and resources to help you grow your skills, career, or business. 

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We can help

Contact us to learn more about COVID-19 recovery assistance and schedule time to meet with one of our Main Street Navigators.​

More COVID-19 Resources

We have more information about COVID-19, and resources available for residents and businesses.