This Equitable Economic Development Plan was created for Prosper West by HR&A Advisors, an economic development and urban policy consulting firm. The Plan development process depended on sustained engagement with a diverse range of Westside stakeholders and community representatives, who shared their perspectives and provided valuable input to help articulate a vision for future growth and to develop strategies to advance this shared vision for an equitable Westside.
The following individuals gave generously with their time to help inform the Plan’s recommendations:
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JANUARY 14, 2022
In response to 2017 Federal legislation creating Opportunity Zones, District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales requested City funding for the preparation of a Strategic Plan for the three census tracts that make up the Opportunity Zones in District 5. The City of San Antonio Economic Development Department and the Westside Development Corporation (now Prosper West San Antonio) issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a consultant to prepare this strategic plan to provide information and guidelines for economic development and neighborhood preservation that would be attractive to investors but not to the detriment of the near Westside community, thanks to the contributions made by local families, investors, and selfless volunteers.
To successfully elevate the Westside and its people, there is a communal effort from strategic thinkers and invested creators– both emotionally and financially. Prosper West’s efforts began in 2006 and continue to make an impact today, thanks to the contributions made by local families, investors, and selfless volunteers. Here are some of our reported successes. Prosper West has published the following annual reports:
Over the past 15 years, Prosper West and our partners have worked alongside small business owners to highlight their stories of success. In partnership with La Prensa Texas, a series of issues were published to showcase the history and small businesses on 10 Westside Legacy Corridors.
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