SATX360 Newsletter | We are greater:SATX
A 360-degree view from the Greater SATX Region
Each May, we celebrate Economic Development Week across the country. We took this opportunity to highlight how greater:SATX works across the region to grow quality jobs for San Antonians.
Many hear “San Antonio” and think of what makes this such a great place to visit – the Alamo, Riverwalk, and our Five-Time NBA Champion Spurs. What makes the Greater San Antonio, Texas region (SATX) a great place to visit also makes this an incredible place to live, work and build a business. SATX is a vibrant and supportive landscape to explore your ambitions and where Life Works GreaterSM.
Our organization exists to drive greater job growth throughout SATX. That means we work to direct investments into our people and our place to attract, retain, and grow quality jobs for people living throughout the region. Our efforts have helped to attract more than 120,000 new jobs for San Antonians, assisting more than 500 companies relocate or expand in the region. We can only do this through the direct investment and support of our more than 200 private sector investors, regional economic development partners, and our public sector leaders.
To meet the demands of existing and prospective employers, we are continuing to push our Talent Pipeline Management initiative forward, working across six industries: Construction, Finance, Manufacturing, Information Technology, Healthcare / Bioscience, and Education. Developed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Talent Pipeline Management is a research-based, data-driven framework designed to bridge employment gaps and build high-performing talent pipelines in specific industries. It’s a significant investment in our people to empower greater economic mobility for decades to come.
In direct support of place development, our collaboration in the $2.5 billion San Antonio International Airport expansion project will significantly help position our San Antonio region for greater investment in the future, making SATX better connected to the world. With that goal in mind, we have launched a private Air Service Development Fund to attract new nonstop service to San Antonio, prioritizing our top underserved markets in Europe and Canada, as well as domestic markets.
Economic Development Week allowed us an opportunity to talk about economic development beyond the headline-grabbing job announcements. Those in economic development work day in and day out to build greater environments for job growth.
Working together, we will continue positioning SATX as a place for greater job growth for all San Antonians.
Regional Highlight: Live Oak
What began as a rich farming community and ranching tradition with about 300 residents has evolved into a bustling suburb with large retail areas, a plethora of restaurants and commercial districts, and over 16,800 residents.
We sat down with Live Oak’s Director of Economic Development, Donna Lowder, to learn more about this community.
San Antonio is SATX
Eight counties, one Greater SATX. Greater San Antonio includes 8 counties with thriving, unique, and diverse economies. Check out our 14 regional partners and learn more about their communities.
|UT Health San Antonio pursuing billion-dollar plan to expand SA research: The landmark investment is expected to create 1,500 jobs and raise city’s global profile in the scientific arena.
|‘Continuing to grow’: Work to expand San Antonio International Airport could start later this year: Construction on the 37,000-square-foot facility in Terminal A could begin late this year if the City Council approves an agreement with Austin-based contractor Hensel Phelps Construction next week.
|VIA clears big milestone, moving closer to launching first rapid transit corridor: The first Advanced Rapid Transit line would stretch from the airport area to points south of downtown.
|New Morgan’s Wonderland president carrying founder’s vision for ultra-accessible theme park forward: In leading Morgan’s Wonderland, Pretlow is carrying on the vision of its founder, developer and philanthropist Gordon Hartman, who was inspired to create such a park after observing his daughter Morgan’s difficulty playing with children in a hotel swimming pool.
|Southside San Antonio to become site of massive distribution facility: A local developer is taking on a project that will build a 188-acre warehouse and distribution center to Southside San Antonio, joining a growing industrial hub anchored by the nearby Toyota plant. San Antonio-based Koontz Corp. will lead construction on the Frontera Logistics Supersite on Somerset Road and St. Clare.
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