Category: Economic Research (Featured)

Study by SABÉR Research Institute will Showcase Impact of Women in the San Antonio Economy

Study by SABÉR Research Institute will Showcase Impact of Women in the San Antonio Economy

The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce with our partners at the SABÉR Research Institute will soon release a full study showcasing the impact of women in the San Antonio economy. A preview of this study was showcased during the 9th Annual “Making a Mark on the World” Women’s Awards presented by USAA. The study will showcase the true gross domestic product (GDP) of women in the San Antonio metro area adjusted for household production and equal pay, along with highlighting various items for which women tend to pay more for than men, including investing more on education for their families, as well as “pink taxed” feminine hygiene items.

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H-E-B and the New Educational Frontier

San Antonio-based grocery giant has decided to invest $3.6 million dollars in a new charter school. The location of that school will be at the newly renovated FoxTech High School and will focus on technology and entrepreneurship, developing a relationship with local startups for students to intern at.   http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/news/2016/07/22/new-sa-high-tech-charter-school-backed-by-h-e-b.html     SHARE THIS POST

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The 51% and Their Fight to the Top of Business

The AccessLatina Program, founded by Lucienne Gigante and Marta Michelle Colon, works as an accelerator for Latina lead startups. They began the program in San Juan where they fostered the startup of more than 30 women-owned businesses. Moving their work to the mainland, though, they held a competition and picked two winners through the AccessLatina…

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Hispanic Chamber Economic Development Committee hosted The San Antonio River Authority (SARA)

On Tuesday, March 1, 2016 the Hispanic Chamber Economic Development Committee hosted the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) as they presented on the San Pedro Creek Improvements Project.  The project improvements will transform the creek to reflect its place in our cultural history, improve its function in flood control, revitalize natural habitat and water quality,…

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Governor Abbott Delivers State of the State Address

Governor Abbott delivered his first State of the State Address in the Chambers of the Texas House of Representative with a room filled of lawmakers who fuel the political fabric of our state.  The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber is proud to see its efforts on “The Impact of Early Childhood Education on Economic Development in…

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Hispanic Chamber commends City Council’s historic approval of water project for San Antonio’s future

Dear Members and Friends, Today’s historic unanimous vote by the San Antonio City Council in favor of the Abengoa Vista Ridge Water Project will provide our city with water to keep up with our region’s fast-growing residential and commercial needs for the next 30 years. The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber congratulates Berto Guerra, Chairman of…

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The Hispanic Chamber’s 3rd Annual State of Trade Luncheon – Media Gallery

The Hispanic Chamber’s 3rd Annual State of Trade Luncheon with Congressman Pete Gallego highlighted the positive impact and importance of international trade to the Texas and San Antonio economies.  Gallego represents the 23rd Congressional District of Texas which includes parts of Bexar, El Paso, La Salle counties and more than 80% of the Texas –…

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Hispanic Chamber connects Texas A&M San Antonio and Instituto Cervantes

We were proud to participate in and witness the historic signing of an MOU between Texas A&M San Antonio and Instituto Cervantes. The Hispanic Chamber, through our Trade Missions efforts, has helped solidify these important relationships for San Antonio.  Our Chairman of the Board, Patricia Stout, and our President & CEO, Ramiro Cavazos, headed the…

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San Antonio on track for 2.5% job boost

SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio remains on track to end the year with job growth in the 2.5 to 2.6 percent range, economist Steve Nivin said Wednesday. A 2.5 percent rate means the area will produce a net gain of about 22,800 jobs this year, said Nivin, SABÉR Research Institute’s chief economist. The job-growth rate…

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The Source: The Economic Impact Of Streetcar

Listen to the full interview here.  By: Paul Flahive, Texas Public Radio  A new economic impact study has tried to put a tangible number on the intangibles of the benefits from investing in streetcars. $1.3 billion over 25 years is the expected benefit to the city for the $280 million investment. The study, conducted by The SABÉR…

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