TIRZ Business Support Center

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Welcome to the TIRZ Business Support Center! The mission of this initiative is to help businesses located in our city-initiated TIRZ to thrive.

How do we accomplish this mission? The Center is here to support growth of businesses located in our city-initiated TIRZ by:

  • Connecting your business to the greater small business network in San Antonio for technical assistance and networking that can help you grow your business.
  • Acting as a liaison between your business and City government.
  • Supporting all your endeavors to grow your business through technical assistance.

Get started learning about upcoming events in your area and all the resources available to help you grow your business. Sign up for our e-newsletter!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my business located in a TIRZ?

To find out if your business is located in a TIRZ, visit the TIRZ Maps and Information pages or call your center liaison at 210-207-5417.

What are the benefits of locating my business in a TIRZ?

Numerous benefits exist to locating your business in a TIRZ.

-If you own property in a zone, you can volunteer on a TIRZ Board and affect real change in your area. As a TIRZ Board member your commitment to a board varies by project but the typical number of meetings required is approximately three per year. Call your liaison to find out more about joining a board.

-Your business is located in middle of a dynamic and changing landscape that could improve your business's visibility, traffic and your bottom line.

-You have immediate access to the TIRZ Business Support Center liaison who can navigate you through city processes and regulations that might affect your business.

-Invitations to Meet and Greet functions to help you get to know your neighboring businesses and potential business partners.

-Access to event information through our periodic e-newsletter. Sign up today by emailing your Business Support Center liaison your name, company name, address, phone number and email address.

What resources exist to help me grow my business?

There are many great resources in San Antonio to assist your company from start-up to expansion. Here are just a few:

City of San Antonio International and Economic Development Department

Neighborhood Commercial Revitalization Program

San Antonio Public Library

Westside Development Corporation (WDC)

San Antonio for Growth on the Eastside (SAGE)

St. Mary's Neighborhood Revitalization

UTSA Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Accion Texas

Have any questions, need technical assistance or support? Just call your Center liaison at 210-207-5417 or email April de Leon-Galloway.

Upcoming Business Events

04/26/12 - Power Up Your Business with UTSA & BBB
: 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
UTSA Sustainable Business
215 S. San Saba
San Antonio, TX 78207

Submit your event to April de Leon-Galloway