The City of San Angelo Economic Development Department serves as the economic development arm of the City of San Angelo Development Corporation (COSADC).  The Vision/Mission statement of the City of San Angelo Economic Development Department is to serve the community as an organization comprised of highly trained professionals leveraging resources to diversify the economy, expand the tax base, foster business growth, and increase job opportunities.

Working with economic development partners, COSADC will retain, strengthen and diversify the job base of the community to ensure a vibrant business climate for San Angelo and the region. To learn more about the plans for 2017, click here.

Since its inception in 1999, the COSADC has been diligent in its allocation of half-cent sales tax funds to promote economic growth and sustainability for San Angelo and the region. Through job creation and retention, recruitment and expansion, special project funding and various other activities, the development corporation has concentrated its efforts toward improving opportunities and enhancing the lives of the citizens to grow a better San Angelo.

The Community Profile to the left of this page has been provided for your convenience to learn more about our community for development or site selection purposes. 

ACT Work Ready Community

The Work Ready Community certification is a nationally recognized program that pairs employers’ support with assessments of employees and job seekers. Tom Green County is on track to become the second Work Ready Community in Texas. The designation will help attract new business. Further, local businesses can use the program’s tools to hire and promote employees into optimal positions. That leads to reduced training costs, lower turnover, improved operations and customer service, and higher profits.  

Check our progress of achieving these certification goals at visit http://workreadycommunities.org/TX/451 

For more information contact our office or call the Concho Valley Workforce Development Board at 325-655-2005

2017 Business Plan Competition

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Ten of the 41 entrepreneurs who entered the San Angelo Business Plan Competition have been chosen to advance in their quest to win the top prize of $25,000 in cash after phase 1 which was completed on Feb. 6. 

The competition was open to entrepreneurs looking to launch local start-up businesses and existing business owners wishing to expand. Advisors from the Angelo State University Small Business Development Center and students from the ASU College of Business are guiding and aiding contestants in drafting plans. 

A business plan is a comprehensive document that offers an organized view of a specific business idea. Plans should reflect the vision of a market opportunity and serve as a blueprint for developing the proposed business. 

In the competition’s first phase, entrants submitted a business overview that addressed market need for the proposed service or business, target customers, competitive advantages and revenue generation. The 10 semi-finalists will submit a draft business plan that includes an operations plan, market and financial analyses, a sales strategy and a management profile by March 27. Those selected will move to a third phase involving a final business plan, which will be due by April 17. Winners will be announced April 26.  

Judges may award a second-place prize of $20,000 cash and a third-place prize of $15,000 cash, plus in-kind rewards for each. The $60,000 in total cash prizes are being made available from the City of San Angelo Development Corp., which administers the half-cent sales tax for economic development. Winners may be eligible to apply for The Business Factory incubator program. 

The competition is coordinated by the ASU Small Business Development Center, The Business Factory and ASU’s College of Business.

2016 Governor's Small Business Forum

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San Angelo economic development partners and the Office of the Governor hosted the 2016 Governor's Small Business Forum Oct. 13, 2016. The forums provide resources and information that help small businesses gain insight into best practices and competing trends in today’s market place. Small businesses receive timely, relevant, actionable advice to assist them in establishing, operating, sustaining and growing their businesses.

This forum was the first to live stream and video cast to a satellite location in Alpine. Two small businesses owners were awarded with the Employer of Excellence and nine others received the State of Texas Governor's Small Business award. Power Point presentations are located on the right of this page.

Partners

Chamber of Commerce

Small Business Development Center

The Business Factory

Workforce Solutions of the Concho Valley

Downtown San Angelo, Inc.

Angelo State University

Howard College

Ports-to-Plains Alliance

The Concho Valley Center for Entrepreneurial Development

The Concho Valley Angel Network