WDC operates solely in a 15-square mile target area, serving San Antonio’s most vulnerable. The latest Westside Market Area Profile and City Data reports the WDC service area has a population of 103,944. This zone encompasses a number of impoverished neighborhoods and economically distressed census tracts. Once the cultural heart of San Antonio, this primarily Hispanic area has high unemployment rates and low educational attainment.
The organization is committed to implementing planning and economic development initiatives that protect and preserve the culture and history but also create a viable, sustainable and thriving urban community. Through WDC’s core small business programs and revitalization efforts we work toward our mission of economic stability for the Westside.
WDC is a 501(c)(3) and city delegate agency, receiving funds from the City of San Antonio, financial institutions, private foundations and individual donors to carry out its mission.
Our MISSION AND VISION
The mission of the Westside Development Corporation (WDC) is to foster economic development, promote the development and redevelopment of real estate within its target area, create viable urban communities, and preserve the character, culture and history of the Westside.
The vision is a vibrant Westside community where people want to live, work, and visit.
Board of Directors
The WDC is governed by an 11 member board comprised of representatives from a cross-section of local stakeholders including small and large businesses, neighborhood residents, educational institutions, non-profit, health, and housing organizations.
Lauro De Leon
The University of Texas at San Antonio