Business Grows in S.A.

Relocation and expansion plans placed on hold amid the pandemic began to reactivate over the summer months. The San Antonio region recently welcomed three new members to its business community.

Pabst, the largest American-owned brewery, is relocating its corporate headquarters from Los Angeles to San Antonio. Pabst's 2019 move to The Rand ignited a connection to downtown and the vibrancy of our city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and opened the door for a San Antonio headquarters pitch. A collective effort with SAEDF, Tech Talent Central, and Geekdom, the headquarters relocation sends a strong message that our region offers what headquarters operations need to thrive as we continue to target California companies to relocate and expand. The company is hiring and plans to grow its San Antonio team to more than 100 people, both new and relocated.

In Boerne Kendall County northwest of San Antonio, O.W. Lee announced that it will relocate its corporate headquarters and manufacturing operations from California to Comfort, TX. For over 70 years, the family-owned business has designed and produced fine, handcrafted outdoor furniture and fire pits. The relocated headquarters is expected to provide approximately 200 jobs and $24M in total capital investment in the region.

Most recently, Converge Technology Solutions Corp., a North American Hybrid IT Solution Provider focused on delivering industry-leading solutions and services, announced it is expanding in San Antonio with more than 75 jobs over the coming years. Converge’s regional sales and services organizations deliver advanced analytics, cloud, cybersecurity, and managed services offerings to clients across various industries. San Antonio and more broadly Texas’ resilience amid the pandemic empowered the company to move forward with its expansion plans to add sales, engineering, and back-office support positions.

With its growing population, education programs aligned to prepare San Antonians for resilient careers in tech, manufacturing, and cyber, businesses are beginning to reactivate their expansion plans in San Antonio.