SATX360 Newsletter | Growing Greater

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San Antonio was honored to serve as host city for the U.S. Travel Association's IPW 2023, where global journalists and delegates the world over come together and are immersed in the culture of some of the most iconic cities in the United States. Last month, San Antonio had the privilege of displaying the best parts of our city to about 5,000 visitors from over 60 countries who convened for what is said to be the “Super Bowl” of tourism.

Our friends at Visit San Antonio activated events throughout the city to showcase our region as the ideal U.S. destination for both business and leisure travel. greater:SATX had the opportunity to support and further amplify how Life Works Greater℠ in San Antonio. Our city provides a vibrant and supportive landscape to explore your ambitions, while also living life fully and the IPW visitors experienced the rich culture and unique attractions that our residents get to enjoy time and time again.

San Antonio is a 300-year-old city with influences from around the world. There is no other destination than San Antonio to experience blended cultures of Indigenous, Spanish, Mexican, German, and so many others. What makes our region so special is how we maintain our history and celebrate our cultural integrity while welcoming newcomers and growth. It is reflected in the 17th-century UNESCO World Heritage Spanish colonial missions, to the historic landmarks along our iconic River Walk—one of the most beautiful attractions in the world. And by over $3 billion of construction investment downtown, including Hemisfair and the new University of Texas San Antonio Data Science School.

People come to San Antonio for the real and true experiences and end up staying for life. Last year, San Antonio added more than 28,000 net new residents – making San Antonio the city adding the most residents than any other US city and the largest U.S. city that is still growing in population, while the other top 10 largest metros lost residents.

Greater San Antonio’s quality of life, room for growth, affordability, and welcoming, inclusive culture, present a great opportunity for talent seeking new opportunities and for businesses reevaluating the state of office. Through IPW, the world was able to experience this firsthand, and I cannot wait for some of these visitors to become global ambassadors for San Antonio and even perhaps one day call our city “home.”

Regional Updates

Investor Spotlight: EHOP

EHOP started as a husband and wife team that helps people achieve their dream of homeownership. The team wanted to create a way for employers to help put home and family first. With those aspirations propelling us, EHOP was born to "empower employees to find the place they call home!"

We sat down with EHOP’s Owner, James Smothers to find out more about the companies and their impact in the Greater San Antonio region.

Young Americans Leadership Program

This month, ten young San Antonio Business Leaders are traveling to Harvard Business School to participate in the 2023 Young American Leaders Program (YALP). San Antonio is one of fourteen cities invited to participate in this prestigious annual program. greater:SATX is proud to lead program coordination for San Antonio, selecting the cohort of young business and community leaders to represent our community.

Sheet metal manufacturer breaks ground on new facility in Seguin: Aceroteca Metals LLC officially broke ground Tuesday on its 59,000-square-foot metal service center on Heideke Street in Seguin.
San Antonio's historic Market Square is in the running for best market in America: A panel of 10 experts selected the downtown site in USA Today’s Best Readers' Choice Awards.
SwRI scientists find further indications of possible life on an icy Saturn moon: A massive water vapor plume seen through the James Webb Telescope suggests a stable environment to support life.
San Antonio City Council approves $35 million for 14 affordable housing projects: The San Antonio City Council on Thursday approved $35 million from the city’s first-of-its-kind housing bond and other funding sources to build and rehabilitate 2,138 affordable apartments, single-family homes and mobile homes across 14 sites.
Social media ads urge younger people out of state to move to San Antonio: greater:SATX, the San Antonio region’s economic development nonprofit, is sending out targeted ads to people ages 25 to 50 in major cities on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram.
Texas Leads the Country in Population Growth: Among the nation’s 35 metropolitan statistical areas with 2 million or more residents, greater San Antonio expanded its residential base at the fourth-fastest clip in the country between 2021 and 2022.
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