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Year 2011 Trade & Cultural Missions Review

Watch this video highlighting some of the best moments of our 2011 Trade & Cultural Missions!   [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP7rA6nm4v0[/youtube]   Click here to watch video SHARE THIS POST

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How to Assess the Risks of a 2012 Oil Shock

With the euro crisis in abeyance, high oil prices have become the latest source of worry for the world economy. Assessing the dangers posed by dearer oil means answering the following four questions: What is driving up the oil price? How high could it go? What is the likely economic impact of increases so far?…

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Home Prices Fall at a Slower Pace

Home prices fell to new lows in January. According to the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller index that tracks 20 U.S. metro areas, home prices dropped by 0.8% in the three-month period that ended in January. Read the full article: Home Prices Fall at a Slower Pace SHARE THIS POST

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Federal Reserve Issues FOMC Statement

According to the Federal Open Market Committee, the economy has been expanding moderately. Labor market conditions have improved further and household spending and business fixed investment have continued to increase. The housing sector remains depressed. Inflation has been subdued in recent months, even though prices of crude oil and gasoline have increased lately. Read the…

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Occupations With the Highest Employment in 2011

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that retail salespersons and cashiers were the occupations with the highest employment in 2011. 2011 employment levels in retail salespersons (4.3 million) and cashiers (3.3 million) occupations combined for nearly 6% of total U.S. employment. Read the full report: Occupations With the Highest Employment in 2011 SHARE THIS POST

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Chamber Meeting with Atento
Chamber meets with Atento during Telefónica Leadership Conference

This week Hispanic Chamber President & CEO Ramiro Cavazos and International Business Director José María González attended the 10th Annual Telefónica Leadership Conference in Miami where they met with Bexar County’s Director of Economic Development David Marquez and Atento’s U.S. CEO to discuss the possibility of recruiting their corporate headquarters to San Antonio. Telefonica is…

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River Walk photo
Forbes ranks San Antonio among nation’s happiest cities for jobs

San Antonio is internationally known for many cultural attractions and now it is known as the ninth Happiest City for Jobs in the U.S.  In a recent list developed by CareerBliss for Forbes.com, San Antonio was recognized for its vast range of industries including healthcare, bioscience, aerospace, international trade and tourism. The list also praised…

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Castro State of the City
Mayor Castro makes education a priority

To a crowd of more than 1,000 business, civic and community leaders, Mayor Julián Castro issued a call to action to make education of our community’s young people a top priority.  During his 2012 United State of the City speech, Castro discuss the need to invest in pre-kindergarten education programs under the auspice of his…

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Key to Success
Learn how the City can help your business grow

The City of San Antonio is hosting a series of Small Business Resource Fairs to help local business owners become vendors for City projects. The fairs will provide opportunities and support for small businesses that seek to do business with the City. In addition, attendees will be able to connect with a counselor or mentor;…

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Young, Underemployed and Optimistic

A majority of the American public believe that young adults (ages 18 to 34) are having the toughest time of any age group in today’s economy. A new Pew Research Center survey also finds that young adults say that the sluggish economy has had an impact on a wide array of coming-of-age decisions about career,…

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