Business and Economic Development

Learn more about the 5 Corners District and the services it offers to the community.

SBA Resources

The Five Corners District, in conjunction with other area districts, hosted a SBA Workshop on Thursday Nov 8 at the HBU campus at McNair Hall, 7502 Fondren. The U.S. Small Business Administration makes “the American dream of business ownership a reality by empowering entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow, expand, and recover.”

The SBA helps these small businesses in 4 main areas:

  • Providing free business advising and mentoring, plus low cost workshops through SBA resource partners SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, and the Women’s Business Center.
  • Helping small businesses gain access to federal contracts in a variety of ways, including the 8(a) Business Development Program.
  • Helping small businesses find the capital that is needed to start or grow.
  • Assisting business as well as homeowners, renters, and non-profits to recover after a declared natural disaster through direct low interest loans.

Review the presentation from the event to learn more.

We will highlight business success stories on this website in the future and we will provide more information about our marketing action plan for the 5 Corners District.

America’s Auto Action

Eric Lafleur, Store Manager and Ben Nash, General Manager of America’s Auto Action were presented a Business Recognition Award by Five Corners Board Chair, Homer Clark. They received the recognition for their commitment to keeping their business, safe, clean, and green. America’s Auto Action has 22 locations around the country and their Five Corners location is at 1826 Almeda Genoa. In accepting the award, Eric and Ben stated that they liked the work the District is doing in the area and how much the business community is growing.

Pit Stop, Christos Vastakis

Escobedo Collision Center -Jonathan Escobedo


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