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The New Braunfels EDC is dedicated to serving small businesses as key employers in our economy and the backbone of commerce for New Braunfels and Comal County. A variety of programs exist to help support the over 6,000 small businesses located here. 

Spark Small Business Center


Spark SBC's mission is to help grow the economies in Comal and Guadalupe counties by helping local entrepreneurs create business success through education, mentorship, business training and networking. The services are free of charge. Bring your ideas to and they will help make them a reality. 

Please feel free to contact  to request services or call (830) 214-6435. Once you have an appointment, please download the following form, complete it and bring it with you to your appointment. Read about a few of the clients in this area. You could be next!

Business, Retention and Expansion Program (BRE)

Survey says that over 60% of businesses leave a community because they didn't didn't feel a part of the community. The purpose of the BRE program includes:

•  RBRE logoetain and expand local business in key industry clusters;

•  Encourage job growth in the local corporate base; and

•  Provide technical assistance to local companies.

Under leadership of the New Braunfels Economic Development Corporation, the BRE program demonstrates a coordinated and concerted effort among the community’s economic development partners (City of New Braunfels, Comal County, NBU, Workforce Solutions Alamo and the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce) to keep our valued employers engaged and successfully operating in San Antonio.

Since 2016, NBEDC has met annually with over 57 primary employers and in discussing their needs and problems, a variety of programs have spun out and begun to meet those needs. For an example, learn about our NB|STEAM project.