“Brooks City-Base continues to build itself as a hub for our segment of the growing bio-sciences industry and other international economic development opportunities that will firmly place Bexar County in the global marketplace.”
Brooks Development Authority
On September 27, 2001, the San Antonio City Council established the Brooks Development Authority (BDA), an independent entity under the Texas Defense Base Development Authorities statute. In addition to its role in economic development, the BDA is responsible for property and infrastructure maintenance, development, land use and environmental planning for Brooks City-Base.
The BDA is governed by a board of directors consisting of eleven members, individually appointed by the City Council of San Antonio. There are two standing board committees: the Planning & Development Committee and the Finance Committee. The Planning & Development Committee responsibilities include vision, goals, objectives, strategies, definition and measurement of success, physical planning, marketing, development and construction, historic preservation, sales and leasing. The Finance Committee responsibilities include accounting, legal, risk, regulatory, personnel, administration, management, property and resource management, utilities, equipment maintenance, safety and security.
In 2010, the International Economic Development Council recognized the Brooks Development Authority (BDA) as an Accredited Economic Development Organization, making it one of only 22 such organizations in the United States. This recognition is a testament to rapid evolution of Brooks City-Base from a visionary concept to a well-established business and technology campus with plenty of potential for future growth. And with this growth come numerous opportunities.
Brooks City-Base Foundation:
The Brooks City-Base Foundation, Inc. is organized and operated exclusively for charitable initiatives, including scientific research, historic preservation and/or educational purposes, that support Brooks City-Base and its overall development. The Foundation may promote, establish, conduct and maintain activities on its own behalf or it may contribute to or otherwise assist cities or other governmental units, other corporations, organizations and foundations with economic development activities that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.