Issue 75: Investor Spotlight
This month, rather than highlight the work of one SAEDF investor, we’d like to share something a bit different. The show of community support for our new strategic direction has been overwhelming and we’re proud to share highlights from our incredible partners.
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.
— Governor Greg Abbott
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.
— Craig Boyan, greater:SATX Chair & H-E-B
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.
— Mayor Ron Nirenberg
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.
— Judge Nelson Wolff
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.
— Randy Smith, Weston Urban
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.
— Michael J. Lynd, Jr., Kairoi Residential
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. Taylor Eighmy, UTSA
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.
— Dr. Mike Flores, Alamo Colleges
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.
— Jim Perschbach, Port San Antonio
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.
— Leo Gomez, Brooks