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Why San Antonio’s Trade and Investment Strategy Matters

This is the first in an occasional series on San Antonio’s international business environment. Traditionally, San Antonio’s economic development strategies have focused primarily on the U.S. market and winning expansions … Continue reading

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San Antonio to Promote City’s International Business Opportunities to Over 60 Countries in Washington D.C.

SAN ANTONIO (March 19, 2015)— San Antonio, ranked one of America’s fastest-growing cities by Forbes, whose economy is home to robust bioscience, aerospace, advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity and other advanced industries, will … Continue reading

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EDD’s Small Business Office Wins the 2015 SCTRCA’s First Governmental Champion Award!

Today, the City of San Antonio’s Economic Development Department’s (EDD) Small Business Office received the 2015 South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency’s (SCTRCA) Inaugural Governmental Champion Award. This award was given during the SCTRCA’s … Continue reading

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Alamo Colleges Wins National Bellwether Award

For the second time in four years, our partners, the Alamo Colleges has been chosen by the Community College Futures Assembly (CCFA) to receive the national Bellwether Award, which recognizes … Continue reading

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E-commerce and San Antonio

We found this great visual on e-commerce over at It shows how online purchasing and transactions are growing in different markets around the world.  Selling goods and services online … Continue reading

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Business Empowerment Plan Featured Participant: Hill Bros. Construction

  Hill Bros. Construction and Turner Construction Company, participants in the City of San Antonio Mentor Protégé Program, were matched at the conclusion of the 2012 spring session and have been … Continue reading


San Antonio, the Cyber Security Hero

The fourth in the film series Die Hard, Live Free or Die Hard with Bruce Willis released in 2007 is a typical shoot ‘em up, blow it all to smithereens style … Continue reading

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LOOP, a group of young professionals transforming SA!

I knew from personal experience that being a young professional in San Antonio was not without its difficulties.  I grew up in San Antonio, but moved away for college and … Continue reading

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The up and coming, “Silicon Hills” of Texas

Austin and San Antonio In the not so distant past, Central Texas was known in the tech-world, primarily for microchip and PC manufacturing. On the high-tech industry map, it was … Continue reading

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True International Bonds

  San Antonio was fortunate last week to host the 2013 Sister Cities International Conference. Amongst the 500 delegates from across the world and all the fantastic information shared and … Continue reading

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A Breakdown of Some of San Antonio’s Most Creative Start-ups

San Antonio is home to a wide array of start-up companies, companies that are unique just like the city they chose to start in. Here is a break down of … Continue reading

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San Antonio, Ciudades Hermanas y México

Falta menos de una semana hasta que la conferencia de Ciudades Hermanas Internacional abre su cumbre de 2013 en San Antonio. El 11 de julio, aproximadamente 550 líderes de todo … Continue reading

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l’Université du Texas à San Antonio est nommé l’un des 100 meilleurs jeunes universités

L’Université de Texas a San Antonio (UTSA) a récemment été nommée l’une des 100 meilleures universités du monde qui sont de moins de 50 ans. Cela c’est le deuxième année … Continue reading

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San Antonio’s Open Cloud Academy, Creating Limitless Opportunity

This is the first part of a mini-series about Technology in San Antonio. The Open Cloud Academy The Open Cloud Academy to the layperson might sound like a school for … Continue reading

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San Antonio’s Beer Industry is Becoming Stronger, You Might Even Say its Turning From a Light to a Lager.

San Antonio’s beer industry is booming. While larger beer producers are building offices in San Antonio, smaller, craft breweries are expected to double in the city by the end of … Continue reading

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Want to learn about business opportunities in Germany?

Tomorrow, June 19, representatives from the German state of Bavaria will be in San Antonio to discuss opportunities for local businesses to do more in Germany. Germany is a large … Continue reading

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Free trade agreements may bring new opportunities to export to European Union

Developments in the negotiations of the largest free trade agreement between the United States and the European Union should move more quickly with the upcoming G8 summit on the horizon. … Continue reading

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San Antonio da gran importancia a las PYMES

Las PYMES tienen un papel fundamental para fomentar el crecimiento económico de nivel local tanto como nivel nacional. Los emprendedores y empresarios exitosos quieren más que vender en un mercado … Continue reading

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The San Antonio Spurs reflect the San Antonio Business Climate

As a native San Antonion I’m contractually bound to be a Spurs fan. On my birth certificate, next to my tiny, yet chubby footprint are the words, “From this day … Continue reading

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Pequenas Empresas, Grande Negócio!

As micro e pequenas empresas têm papel fundamental para alavancar o crescimento de um país. Os pequenos negócios são de fundamental importância para fomentar o desenvolvimento e contribuir com o … Continue reading

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Redução de Impostos Incentiva a Importação

Brasil e Estados Unidos mantêm uma antiga e extensa relação comercial sendo o mercado americano o principal comprador de produtos e serviços brasileiros no exterior. Ambos os países sempre buscaram realizar … Continue reading

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UTSA and Health Science Center Rank Among Top 500 Universities in the World

Main Campus, photo courtesy of The University of Texas at San Antonio, Shanghai’s Jiao Tong University has ranked both the University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Texas … Continue reading

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San Antonio Earns an A+ from Small Businesses!

The City of San Antonio recently earned an A+ in a study performed by in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The 2013  study gathered information from over 7,000 small business … Continue reading

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San Antonio is home to a new Fortune 500 company!

It’s not often that a fully formed Fortune 500 company is born in your city. We’d like to give a big welcome to CST Brands (CST) as the newest large … Continue reading

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Small Business Liaison

Visit our Small Business Liaison, Hugo Villarreal, at the Cliff Morton Development and Business Services Center (One Stop Center) at  1901 S. Alamo @ Flores, here in San Antonio, TX! … Continue reading

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UIW firma parceria com instituição brasileira

A Universidade Incarnate Word (UIW) de San Antonio, Texas anunciou uma inovadora parceria que ajudará formandos em Farmácia com experiência em negócios internacionais e com uma perspectiva global. Este anúncio … Continue reading

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Alamo Academies Featured in The Atlantic

Great post about our Alamo Academies in The Atlantic Cities. Job-skills training is a popular policy issue in the wake of the Great Recession—President Obama made it a centerpiece of … Continue reading

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New Small Business Empowerment Plan is Online!

The City of San Antonio’s Economic Development Department has announced its continued commitment to the development of the small business community in San Antonio by partnering with Alamo Colleges and … Continue reading

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Why are Texas cities the best for job seekers?

Thanks to for including our statement on why Texas continues to lead the nation in job growth and economic prosperity: Overall, the State of Texas is one of the … Continue reading

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Apply Now: Spring 2015 Session of Business Empowerment Plan Program

It’s that time again! Small businesses who want to grow, visit to apply for the Spring 2015 session of the Business Empowerment Plan program. Deadline to apply is Feb. 13, … Continue reading

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Center City Open House 2 – Oct. 15, 2013

For one night only, a vacant space will go from empty to fabulous through an incredible event full of art, music, and fashion. The Center City Development Office, the Department … Continue reading

October 7, 2013

UTSA-PTAC Supplier Vendor Networking Breakfast 8/28

  To register, please visit the following link.  

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