SATX360 Newsletter | Greater 2023

This time of year, I can’t help but be grateful. I’m grateful for our investors who fuel our mission. I’m grateful for our team that make our strategy a reality. And while we pause to be grateful, I can’t help but look forward to an even greater year on our horizon.   

This year, we reintroduced our monthly newsletter to give you a 360-degree view of what’s happening in the Greater San Antonio region, including greater:SATX project announcements, updates from our regional partner communities, spotlights from key investors, notable news stories, and much more. Each month, I shared updates on major initiatives from our organization like launching the San Antonio region’s first air service development fund and our Alamo Fellows talent retention program.   

Operationally, we’ve also added talented and diverse new team members at greater:SATX, announced 18 major project wins that collectively added thousands of new jobs, and we have a few more planned announcements before the year’s end. 2022 was a great year for the SATX region and I’m proud of the foundational progress we’ve made.   

We undertook a major fundraising effort, asking businesses and economic development partners from across the region to go All In on our strategy. To date, we are 95% to our fundraising goal and we fully expect to surpass 100% before the year’s end. Thank you to our investors who went All In this year. We cannot do this work without their support.  

I look forward to sharing more of what’s to come in 2023 in our next newsletter. Until then, cheers to an even greater 2023. 

Regional Updates

Welcome to Greater SATX: Scorpion Biological Services and Soli Organic

San Antonio’s newest companies, Scorpion Biological Services and Soli Organic, are solving complex problems within their industries, right here in San Antonio. Thanks to the state of the art facilities available at Velocity, TX and Brooks, these innovative companies are able to expand their service territories for our community and throughout Texas.  

Regional Highlight: New Braunfels

Founded in 1845 by a German Prince, New Braunfels is full of heritage, culture, and charm and has no shortage of fascinating history and beautiful Texas German architecture. 

With an affordable and unmatched quality of life, it’s no wonder they now rank as the second fasted growing community in the United States. 

In the News

Matta-Barrera pushes creating equal opportunities in developing San Antonio workforce: As the daughter of Mexican immigrants, Romanita Matta-Barrera knows firsthand how access to education can shape someone’s life. 
Now is the perfect time to rediscover San Antonio: Downtown San Antonio and our ever-expanding River Walk is something Visit San Antonio would like you to rediscover. 
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon backs spending on energy infrastructure during stop in San Antonio: During a stop Tuesday in San Antonio, American banker Jamie Dimon expressed delight that last week’s elections left the country with a divided Congress. 
City pursuing new recruitment plan to land more jobs: San Antonio City Council members are expected to consider in December a retooled economic development framework that could keep the city in contention for more corporate relocation and expansion while raising the income and investment benchmarks for companies seeking public incentives. 
Stay up-to-date with news from the region by subscribing to the News of the Day.

greater:SATX in Japan

greater:SATX tries to bring in, grow quality jobs in San Antonio.

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