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This past Tuesday I had the privilege of attending the San Antonio Growth for the Eastside (SAGE) quarterly business briefing “Breakfast with the Mayor” event, reporting for the Rivard Report. SAGE announced their Grow Eastside Fund – a 3-to-1 match grant endowed by the National Development Council Grow America fund - in which they will be doing their part in raising $500k with the GAF supplying the additional $1.5 million.
Also, Mayor Julian Castro unveiled the EastPoint neighborhood through the Promise Zone program enacted by the Obama administration in an effort to revitalize 5 communities throughout the U.S. I had the chance to interview Christine Drennon, director of Urban Studies at Trinity University, as she and her team at Trinity are responsible for demographic research and area statistics.
This year I plan to be a more regular contributor for the RR with new segments and ideas in the works. As always, stay tuned and spread the word!
Read an excerpt from my report below:
The $2 Million Promise to East Point Business Owners