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Southside First Economic Development Council is a non-profit organization that promotes economic development across south San Antonio and Bexar County by providing resources and support to encourage business development, foster growth, and develop resilience.

Southside First’s mission is to encourage, energize, and elevate entrepreneurs and small business owners in the Southside to achieve sustainability and growth. We do this through workshops, events, resources, advising services, and strategic partnerships that provide equal access to economic opportunities and cultural and community enrichment.

Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Gabriela Cadena - Executive Director
(210) 970-0936
Online and Virtual Assistance

Southside First works with local, state, and national partners to provide specialized resources to Southside San Antonio businesses and entrepreneurs.

Topics include:

  • Supply Chain Transportation in Today’s Turbulent Time
  • Dealing with difficult times: Instagram Customer Engagement and Content Planning
  • CyberSecurity 101
  • Goverment Contracts
  • Small Business Resources
  • and much more!
Connectivity Resources
  • Online Safety Classes
  • Computer Skills Classes
Updated within the last year

The “¡Échale Gas!” Small Business Workshops allow Southside small business owners and entrepreneurs to learn the fundamentals and the latest trends for effective business development and management.

The workshops educate and connect participants with resources to support small business development, expansion, and retention.

Southside First conducts monthly, in-person, and online free small business workshops in strategic locations throughout San Antonio’s Southside, which includes City of San Antonio Council Districts 3, 4, and 5.

The programming is based on Southside First’s Community and Business Surveys conducted in the Quintana and Mission San Jose neighborhoods and in partnership with the St. Mary’s University Harvey Najim Center for Business Innovation and Social Responsibility.

Click here to see the calendar of upcoming events.

Gabriela Cadena
(210) 970-0936
Updated within the last year