This Wednesday, May 15 at 3 pm, over 1000 Westside business owners from target corridors on the Westside are invited to the Westside Business Alliance’s (WBA) Westside Business Leader Gathering. This meeting kicks off at 3:00 PM at the Maestro Entrepreneurial Center (1811 S Laredo St, San Antonio, TX 78207 ) with food and refreshments from Dignowity Kolaches, followed by a meeting which will end a 5:00 PM.
This is the second WBA meeting in a series of 4 meetings to be held through the end of 2019. The WBA is leading the Legacy Corridor Initiative, which is designed to create strategic business alliances to leverage city resources and encourage Westside business owners to be a part of continued growth and development of the Westside. The WBA is engaging business owners along target corridors in the Westside, with special interest in preserving our Westside legacy businesses by making them more resilient and thereby strengthening the overall economy. Legacy Businesses are those that have been in businesses for 10 years or longer and serve a community function that goes above and beyond the simple sale of goods and services, they serve to support local culture and stability.
The WBA is organized on behalf of the Westside Development Corporation located near highway 151 and Old highway 90. The Westside Development Corporation is a City of San Antonio delegate agency, non-profit organization and Local Government Corporation responsible for attracting new business and assisting existing business in the Westside of San Antonio.
The target corridors include the following streets: Buena Vista, Commerce, Laredo, Colorado, Nogalitos, Zarzamora, General Mcmullen, Culebra, Guadalupe, and Castroville.
The meeting will begin with an introduction from Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales who will talk about the importance of the program and encourage participation. Topics include finalizing input around issues facing small businesses, building a business alliance, identifying relevant small business capacity building resources, and a briefing on Opportunity Zones and their impact on the Westside.
To stay updated with information on the Westside Business Alliance find them on Facebook and Instagram. To attend the meeting, RSVP online or call 210-501-0192.