African-American Business Enterprise Initiative

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Bexar County Small Business & Entrepreneurship Department

African-American Business Enterprise Initiative

Bexar County’s UTSA AABE Survey most recently identified a gap in availability and capacity of African American owned businesses in the Alamo region. Because of the survey recommendations, the County’s Small Business and Entrepreneurship Department has created the African American Business Enterprise Initiative (AABEI) to help stimulate local outreach, economic growth, and development.

The Bexar County Acceleration Connection is designed to serve AABEs in Bexar County and surrounding areas. It provides information on starting and growing your business, working with Bexar County, discovering AABEs, as well as the UTSA AABE Survey and recommendations. The SBED strives to increase small, minority, and women-owned business participation in Bexar County projects and procurements through the integration of public, non-profit, and private sector efforts and resources.

The site is broken into six main sections to help you find what you are looking for:

Business with Bexar County 

Connects you with numerous different services and resources to capitalize on your ability to do business with the county.

AABE Demographics in the Bexar County Region 

Provides you with interactive maps of AABEs in Bexar county and surrounding areas, where you can research and accelerate your business via partnerships.

Education and Training

Connects you to our training and education information as well as that of our resource partners.

AABE Directory 

Connects you with the AABE database where you can find over 1,000 AABEs looking to do business! 

UTSA AABE Survey and Recommendations 

Provides you with the summary and recommendations from the Bexar County UTSA AABE Survey. Here you will find why the survey was needed and the outcomes from the survey.

News and Events

Provides information about events we are hosting as well as exciting news for AABEs.

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