VICTOR GARZA is an experienced economic developer and real estate attorney with over 15 years of experience in government, nonprofits, and the private sector.
He currently runs his own law practice while being actively engaged in his community. Prior to opening his own firm, he worked with the City of New Braunfels, the Greater San Marcos Partnership, and the Refugio County Community Development Foundation.
Victor is a certified economic developer through the International Economic Development Council and a licensed attorney. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from The University of Texas at San Antonio and a Juris Doctor from the Syracuse University College of Law.
The City of Fort Worth is looking to scale its supply of flexible, affordable, and patient financing through community development financial institutions (CDFIs). By 2028, the city seeks to increase its CDFI spending from $39 per person to the US average of $235 per person, gaining 125-$250M in new CDFI financing for businesses and entrepreneurs. To support this goal, Fort Worth will partner with FUSE Corps to build a permanent, sustainable CDFI-friendly system in the city.