Category: Economic Research

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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Download the Presentations from the Mid-Year Economic Update Luncheon!

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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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The Hispanic Chamber Legacy Story

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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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San Antonio Missions Designated a World Heritage Site

San Antonio’s five Spanish colonial missions have been designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). World Heritage Sites are extremely exceptional cultural and natural properties nominated voluntarily by signatory nations, which are then approved by the World Heritage Committee. The San Antonio Missions officially join the global ranks of Stonehenge,…

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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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