Economic Development


The City of Balcones Heights has issued COVID small business relief grants to ten (10) local businesses.  The City, through its Economic Development Fund, awarded individual grants of up to $2,500 based on applications each business submitted. 

“We are so happy that we could help these businesses,” said Mayor Suzanne de Leon.  It is important to note, Mayor de Leon added, that the list of businesses includes several who have been established in Balcones Heights for a long time, Float, Catering by Celebrations, Goomba’s Pizza, and several that are relative newcomers, including Boss Beauty Academy and Team Shark Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The following is a complete list of businesses that received grants totaling $20,000: 

Boss Beauty Academy, Catering by Celebrations, Deli Shop, Dragonheart by K, Goomba's Pizzera, Lupitas Jewelry, Float, Shebree's Craft Therapy, Team Shark Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

If you have questions or require additional information, please contact Mr. Nastasi by email or call 210-957-2991 or email  





Balcones Heights: The Miracle Mile!

We may be small, but we are mighty.  The City may be only 0.7 square miles, but what we offer our businesses and residents a strategic location, a small and responsive government and emergency services, and transportation options for you and your workforce.  We are re-inventing ourselves and have re-development opportunities.  More importantly, we have location!

Close To Everything

Located on the Northwest side of San Antonio at the intersection of I-10 and Loop 410, Balcones Heights puts you minutes from San Antonio’s most popular attractions, universities, primary employers – Sea World, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, the River Walk, The Alamo, South Texas Medical Center, San Antonio International Airport, San Antonio’s finest shopping, the University of Texas at San Antonio, St. Mary's University, Trinity University, University of the Incarnate Word, Port San Antonio, USAA, NuStar, Valero, H-E-B, Cullen/Frost Bankers, Rackspace, Southwest Research Institute, Toyota, and iHeart Communications.

Location, Location, Location!  Balcones Heights’ location between downtown and the South Texas Medical Center is a primary reason VIA Metropolitan Transit System opted to construct the first phase of its new Bus Rapid Transit system--Primo--directly through Balcones Heights and why TransGuide, TXDOT’s Intelligent Transportation System, is located in San Antonio Central - Balcones Heights.  Balcones Heights’ transit convenience is rooted in history. Fredericksburg Road, the heart of Balcones Heights, comprises part of the historic Old Spanish Trail.    

In addition to its central location, all-suite hotels, and convenient on-site value shopping, Balcones Heights holds many distinctions. The "city within a city" is home to Dave & Buster's entertainment complex, the Methodist TexSan Hospital, Simi's Indian Cuisine--the oldest Indian restaurant in San Antonio, Santikos' Bijou Cinema Café, host to Texas Public Radio’s Cinema Tuesdays, the TPR Cinema Winter Series and the San Antonio Jewish Film Festival, St. Gregory the Great Catholic School, the annual Balcones Heights Jazz Festival.

Balcones Heights – San Antonio Central – puts the best of San Antonio within minutes. By locating your corporate headquarters or business to Balcones Heights, you position yourself strategically inside San Antonio with great dining, retail, and transportation options available. We look forward to discussing how we can make miracles happen for your and your company.  Balcones Heights:  the Miracle Mile.

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For more information, please contact us:

Lorenzo Nastasi
Director of Economic Development and Public Affairs

FY 2022-23 Proposed Budget Workshop #3
Monday, August 8, 2022 - 6:30 PM - Justice Center
FY 2022-23 Proposed Budget Workshop #4
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 6:00 PM - Justice Center
Balcones Heights Economic Development Corporation Meeting
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 5:30 PM Justice Center