Strategic Alliance Memorandum Agreements

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.

This nation was founded on the strong spirit of independence, that same spirit is embodied in the essence of every current and future small business owner. Since its founding, the SBA has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

The San Antonio District Office (SADO) is committed to fostering economic growth by providing assistance to small businesses that are located in its service area. SADO is located in the heart of San Antonio in the Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building, across the street from the Alamo.

The SBA’s San Antonio district spans across 55 counties within Texas. The counties served are: Atascosa, Bandera, Bastrop, Bee, Bexar, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Comal, Concho, Crockett, De Witt, Dimmit, Edwards, Fayette, Frio, Gillespie, Goliad, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hays, Irion, Jackson, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, La Salle, Lampasas, Lavaca, Lee, Live Oak, Llano, Mason, Maverick, McCulloch, McMullen, Medina, Menard, Real, Refugio, San Saba, Schleicher, Sutton, Tom Green, Travis, Uvalde, Val Verde, Victoria, Web, Williamson, Wilson, and Zavala.

The SBA relies on its network of service providers to reach small and disadvantaged businesses throughout its vast territory. SADO actively seeks out partnership opportunities with local non-profit and government organizations to reach more entrepreneurs through Strategic Alliance Memorandums. The purpose of a Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM) is to develop and foster mutual understanding and a working relationship between the SBA and partnering organization in order to strengthen and expand small business development in the local area.

Below is the list of SADO active Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM) agreements.  


City of San Antonio Economic Development Department

San Antonio LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

City of Austin Small Business Program

Hispanic Contractors Association of San Antonio

Maestro Entrepreneur Center

Central Texas Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (CTAGGL)  

Economic Growth Business Incubator

Alamo City Black Chamber of Commerce

Alamo Area Council of Governments

San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

VIA Metroploitan Transit - Procurement Department

BCL of Texas


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