In partnership with Alamo Colleges, the City hosted the third annual Business Empowerment graduation on October 24 at the International Center. The program will graduated 10 participants; 8 from the Mentor-Protégé Program and 2 from the Bonding Assistance Program. In 2010, City Council tasked the Economic Development Department with developing these programs to help build the capacity of businesses interested in City contracts, and in January 2012, the first pilot session was launched.
This initiative highlights the drive and perseverance of local small, minority, and women owned business and the City’s commitment to helping them grow and develop.
Congratulations to the 2016 Business Empowerment Program Graduates!