Category: Economic Research (Featured)

Streetcar Impact on the San Antonio Economy

A proposed $280 million streetcar system in San Antonio will drive billions of dollars worth of new economic activity over a 25-year period, say officials with VIA Metropolitan Transit. VIA is basing that assessment on a new study conducted by the SABÉR Research Institute, which concludes that construction of the system alone will support more than…

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SAWS moves forward on pipeline By: Josh Baugh

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Water System board of trustees on Tuesday approved a proposal for a water pipeline from Central Texas that would provide enough water annually for more than 150,000 homes, ensuring the city’s long-term water security. Hours later, a negotiating team formed by the trustees entered into contract talks with the…

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Revitalizing Downtown-Complex deal would result in new downtown skyscraper

BY JOSH BAUGH, San Antonio Express News : JUNE 26, 2014 SAN ANTONIO — Mayor Julián Castro and officials from Frost Bank and the Weston Urban development firm will announce Thursday afternoon that for the first time in a quarter century, San Antonio’s skyline could have a new skyscraper. At an afternoon press conference, the officials will outline the structure…

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Hispanic Chamber honors San Antonio Public, Corporate Firms with Business Opportunity Diversity Awards during annual Small Business Summit

For more than 85 years, The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has been a champion of Hispanic businesses and the development of procurement opportunities for small, minority, women-owned and local businesses.  On June 11, for the second year in a row, the Hispanic Chamber recognized San Antonio firms for their initiatives embedded in their…

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Councilman Ray Lopez
Councilman Ray Lopez to Speak to Economic Development Committee

As part of the Hispanic Chamber’s Economic Development initiatives the Economic Development Committee has implemented a “2014 Speakers Series”.  It it our honor and privilege to welcome Ray Lopez, Councilman, District 6 for the City of San Antonio to our June meeting.  Councilman Lopez will be addressing a group of approximately 35 committee members to…

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San Antonio the broker of brainpower
America’s New Brainpower Cities

Brainpower rankings usually identify the usual suspects: college towns like Boston, Washington, D.C.,  and the San Francisco Bay area. And to be sure, these places generally have the highest per capita education levels. However, it’s worthwhile to look at the metro areas that are gaining college graduates most rapidly; this is an indicator of momentum that is…

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UHS Sky Tower
Making Medicine Tech Savvy

University Health System CEO George Hernández leads the charge on three projects that will meet the health-care needs of South Texas. Source: Hispanic Executive Magazine By Michelle Markelz With one of only 15 Level 1 trauma facilities in Texas, University Health System has a big job to do serving South Texas. Partnering with the University of…

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Noah Garcia, Vantage Bank
2014 Economic Forecast Report

Thank you for joining us at our 2014 Economic Forecast Luncheon presented by Vantage Bank on Friday, March 28, 2014 at the Embassy Suites Riverwalk Hotel. We hope you enjoyed the event which gave attendees an update on the local, state, and national economic and demographic trends for 2014. We hope that you will join…

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Sheryl Scully Visit
San Antonio City Manager visits with Hispanic Chamber

Today, the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business and Government Affairs committees joined to hear the San Antonio City Manager, Sheryl Scully, speak on the Fiscal Year 2014 proposed annual operating and capital budgets.  Sheryl expressed that the proposed budget is balanced, there is no city property tax rate increase, maintains current public…

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