Economic Development Department



Economic Development Department
Frost Bank Tower
100 West Houston Street, 19th Floor
San Antonio, TX 78205


Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Rene Dominguez has served as the Director of the Economic Development Department for the City of San Antonio since June 2010. His primary responsibility is to provide strategic, administrative and programmatic direction and oversight of the Economic Development Department which includes Industry Development, Small Business, Workforce Development, and International Relations and Business Development.

Rene previously served as Assistant International and Economic Development Director. Prior to coming to the City in 2009, he was the President of the Community Development Loan Fund, a certified CDFI whose mission is to promote economic development and small business growth. Between 1995 and 2006, Rene held various positions at St. Mary’s University, rounding his tenure as Executive Director of Development in 2004, where he was responsible for providing the overall direction and management of the University’s Development Department.

Raised in El Paso, Texas, Rene moved to San Antonio to attend St. Mary’s University where he met his wife, Henrietta. Together, they have three children—Joaquin, Diego, and Illiana. Rene devotedly serves his family and the community as a lead advocate in helping promote the continued prosperity and growth of San Antonio.


  • Master of Arts, English Communication Arts, St. Mary’s University
  • Bachelor of Arts, English Communication Arts, St. Mary’s University

Professional Memberships and Community Involvement

  • Free Trade Alliance – Executive Committee
  • San Antonio Chamber of Commerce – Economic Development Committee, Member
  • BioMedSA – Executive Committee (Representative)
  • El Consejo Real de Reyes Feos Anteriores – Associate Member

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