SATX360 Newsletter | All Eyes on SATX
A 360-degree view from the Greater SATX Region
As cities in between San Antonio and Austin continue their rapid growth, the San Antonio-Austin mega-region is taking shape. As a greater San Antonio, Texas region, we continue to plan boldly, with intention, to grow in a way that benefits all San Antonians.
Earlier this month, greater:SATX and Opportunity Austin announced a formalized a partnership to help advance legislative priorities that will enhance the future of economic development and job creation in Texas.
Advancing legislative priorities is the first step, with significant opportunities for continued collaboration and alignment between our two metro areas. It’s critical for our teams to prioritize shared advocacy for collective prosperity and, beyond that, our regions share a mutual interest in infrastructure, education, and workforce development to foster even greater economic growth.
Beyond our mega-region, all eyes are on San Antonio this week for the economic development community. San Antonio is the host city for the 2023 Site Selectors Guild Conference, bringing leading global site selection consultants and economic development professionals to our region. Conference organizers are reporting that this is the highest attended event in Guild history!
The conference gives greater:SATX, regional partners, and our investors the opportunity to host the world’s leading site selection consultants who are influencing the largest economic decisions in the country. We’ve seen time and time again that once consultants and companies have an opportunity to come here and experience San Antonio, they are sold on the richness of our culture and the strength of our industries and workforce.
As we continue to look ahead to our mega-regional future, our strategy will not waver. We are making the right investments now in San Antonio’s people and place, and these significant milestones for our region will help to grow jobs in the future.
Talent Pipeline Management: Milestone Spotlight
greater:SATX, through its workforce development program, SA WORX, implemented the framework in May of 2022 to work directly with employers to address career readiness, career awareness, and 21st century marketable skills.
Workforce Development Director, Christopher Mammen, recently spoke about how the Talent Pipeline Management process has been going in the Greater San Antonio region.
Regional Partner Highlight: Seguin
Established in 1838, the City of Seguin is rich with history as one of the oldest communities in the state of Texas. With a historic downtown and many historic sites scattered throughout the city, Seguin represents its past rooted in the beginning of the Texas Revolution with pride across all corners of the city.
Today, it is the proud home of the World’s Largest Pecan!
We sat down with the Director of Economic Development, Josh Schneuker, to learn more about the City of Seguin.
JPMorgan Chase & Co to Invest $500K in San Antonio
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is investing $500,000 in grants into San Antonio nonprofits greater:SATX, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, or LISC, and MassChallenge to help those organizations to empower small, minority-owned local businesses.
greater:SATX will use the grant to scale its Export Leaders Program, which helps San Antonio regional businesses to grow their export activity, as well as explore new international business engagement. The program ultimately leads to local job growth as businesses are able to expand their product or service reach, generating new customers and clients to serve in international markets.
In the News
|2023 40 Under 40 Man of the Year: Christopher Mammen: As a vice president of workforce development for greater:SATX, Mammen leads employer engagement to promote alignment across the region’s workforce ecosystem. He’s credited with the ability to manage employer roundtables to develop strategies aimed at talent pipeline creation.|
|Here’s why San Antonio is teaming up with Austin to attract business to Texas: San Antonio economic development leaders are joining forces with their counterparts in Austin to lobby for programs that attract new business to the state.|
|Site selector: SA-Austin megaregion positioned to cash in on Tesla Mexico expansion: The decision by Tesla Inc. to expand its automotive manufacturing with the construction of a Gigafactory near Monterrey, Mexico, could deliver an economic windfall for the Alamo City and the larger San Antonio-Austin megaregion.|
|San Antonio’s housing inventory surged over 200% YOY, one of nation’s highest rates: The increase is well past the average increase of one month of inventory nationally.|
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Life Works Greater
In the Greater San Antonio region, the community, the vibe, lower costs and access to opportunity without sacrificing quality of life or big-city amenities means you’ll get more living out of the work you put in.
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