African-American Business Enterprise Initiative

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Black Restaurant Week San Antonio

The tastiest week in San Antonio is back!!!

February 21st - March 7th, 2021

Black Restaurant Week San Antonio is an effort to showcase Black-owned businesses, including restaurants, food trucks, catering companies and more. From February 21st through March 7th, each participating business will offer a lunch or dinner special from which $1.00 of each purchase will go to the San Antonio Food Bank.

Black Restaurant Week San Antonio reflects the deep roots of our city's Black culture, showcasing cuisine spanning from Jamaica and the Caribbean to Philly and Louisiana.  The 2-week event is made possible with the support of Spurs legend Tim Duncan -Tim Duncan Foundation, Spurs Give, and BRWSA participants. This year, more than 30 restaurants and food trucks are participating in the 2021 BRWSA Event. The full roster of participants is available at

Upcoming BRWSA 2021 Events:

  • Spring Gardening Workshop & Canned Food Drive
    • During this event Master Gardeners will provide a tour of our year-round programing space hosted by Heavenly Gardens on the Eastside of San Antonio. The tour will be followed by hands-on instruction on how to care for, harvest and maintain food gardens in an affordable and sustainable way.
    • Event Details: Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Vegan Family Reunion
    • Pop up Market featuring 20+ Black-owned, vegan friendly, small businesses, artisans/creatives, small goods, specialty services and more.
    • Event Details: Sunday, March 21, 2021 from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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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.

Find Certification Information 7.6.20

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