We have the opportunity of a lifetime to change the trajectory of our economy. The region will grow significantly over the next decade. Together, we can grow the San Antonio way: with passion and a smart mission.
- Governor Greg Abbott
San Antonio has always been an economy to watch. This strategic and targeted approach to regional growth is another step toward becoming a dynamic force for job creation in Texas. I look forward to more big wins that will mean good paying, sustainable work for Texans. The State of Texas is All In.– Craig Boyan, SAEDF Chair & H-E-B
Building a strong team, a compelling strategic plan and a targeted approach, bringing together workforce and global development agencies, and a deep commitment to advancing the region in a powerful way. That is what we’ve been working on at the SAEDF, and the underpinning of our efforts to accelerate the growth of our region. We have much to work with in this special place. It’s time to forge ahead. H-E-B is All In.
– Mayor Ron Nirenberg
San Antonio is so many things—The Alamo City, Cyber City, Military City USA®, and Culture City. We’re a City on a Mission, and that mission is to create economic opportunity for every single San Antonian. With EDF’s plan, we have a blueprint for mission fulfillment. The City of San Antonio is All In.
– Judge Nelson Wolff
Bexar County, SAEDF and SA Works have been aligned for years. We are driven by a shared commitment to growing a talented workforce, ready to fill any job. I wholeheartedly support EDF’s strategic approach to growing our economy and look forward to continuing our work together. Bexar County is All In.
– Randy Smith, Weston Urban
The economic and workforce challenges we faced before the pandemic are even more urgent now. This plan is the opportunity of our lifetime to change the economic trajectory of San Antonio families for generations. Weston Urban is All In.
– Michael J. Lynd, Jr., Kairoi Residential
Local business leaders/owners want to see action. I agree—it’s time for all San Antonio businesses to pull together, organize, and invest in this plan. This is our opportunity to change the trajectory of our city and determine how we grow. Kairoi Residential is All In.
– Dr. Taylor Eighmy, UTSA
UTSA and SAEDF have a shared vision to make our region an economic hub for national security, biomedicine, manufacturing and technology. Through our collaboration, we are advancing innovation in research and development, producing a highly skilled workforce for the jobs of the future, and creating economic prosperity for our community. UTSA is All In.
– Dr. Mike Flores, Alamo Colleges
SAEDF and Alamo Colleges District have worked together for years to identify and fill skills gaps that would lead to high wage, high demand jobs for San Antonians. This strategy ensures we’re all moving in the same direction and toward the same goals—great careers, skilled citizens, and a phenomenal place to live. ACD is All In.
– Jim Perschbach, Port San Antonio
We each have a role in growing our regional economy. SAEDF is our quarterback and we – developers, businesses, government, education and training partners – all know exactly what we bring to the field. Team San Antonio is becoming a powerhouse and now we have the playbook to win. Port San Antonio is All In.
– Leo Gomez, Brooks
We are first and foremost Team San Antonio. Brooks’ partnership and investment in SAEDF is invaluable thanks to the incredible work executed by Jenna and her hardworking team. We have witnessed and experienced tremendous progress with the caliber of businesses locating, relocating or expanding in San Antonio. Smart growth calls for alignment and investment with San Antonio’s culture, present and future. Brooks is All In.
– Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson, Texas A&M University San Antonio
Texas A&M University-San Antonio has been at the table of this strategic planning process from the beginning. We are dedicated to growing economic opportunities for our students, their families, and the entire Southside community. In partnership with SAEDF and the workforce development community, we will ensure San Antonio’s people meet their greatest potential. As I say on campus, #BeAudacious! A&M San Antonio is All In.
- Dan Diepenhorst, Legacy Mutual Mortgage
SAEDF’s new strategic direction and leadership are inspiring. The San Antonio region is poised to deliver on the plan’s ambitious goals and Legacy Mutual Mortgage is proud to goALL IN with the team.
– Patrick Rose, Corridor Title
The South-Central Texas corridor from Austin through New Braunfels and San Antonio down to Monterrey, Mexico is becoming one connected, internationally compelling region full of opportunity. San Antonio has the vision and team to lead transformational change. I look forward to rolling up my sleeves in support of our regional success. Corridor Title is All In.
– Marsha McCombs Shields, McCombs Family Partners
We’ve invested in SAEDF since its inception and have seen the organization evolve dramatically in recent years. We are excited about the new energy and ambitious strategy and look forward to propelling the SATX economy forward. McCombs Family Partners is All In.
– Jim Reed, San Antonio Medical Foundation
The San Antonio Medical Foundation is pleased to invest in SAEDF's new ambitious strategy. We look forward to growing our local healthcare and bioscience industries together. The SAMF is All In.
The first phase of work (2021 to 2025) is underway. To execute at the highest level and compete with major metros, Greater: SATX needs to grow its budget.
At the foundation of our Strategy are three pillars supporting the region's economic competitiveness: quality jobs in target sectors, skilled and educated peopleto meet our employers' needs, and an attractive quality of place.
Fundraising goals will support the implementation of 10 initiatives.
To effectively focus investments on those sectors of economic activity that can most reasonably support quality job and income growth for the region in the years to come, Greater: SATX and its partners have identified the following target sectors.