Mayor Taylor to GiveFamous Japanese Mascot “Honorary Citizenship” during City Council

WHAT:           Mayor Ivy R. Taylor will utilize a point of personal privilege at City Council to welcome Kumamon, the mascot of Kumamoto Prefecture, where San Antonio’s sister city of Kumamoto is located. Mayor Taylor will present Kumamonwith an “Honorary Citizenship” to San Antonio during the Council visit.  Since debuting in 2010, Kumamon has lectured atContinue reading “Mayor Taylor to GiveFamous Japanese Mascot “Honorary Citizenship” during City Council”

Economic Development Highlights in Fiscal Year 2016

The Economic Development Department had another successful year and we are proud to present our achievements. These accomplishments are driven by vision and leadership from our Mayor and City Council. The report below reflects the hard work of the staff in our department, as it presents a year-end summary and highlights of our accomplishments forContinue reading “Economic Development Highlights in Fiscal Year 2016”

CAFÉ COMMERCE HAS BEEN REBRANDED TOLAUNCH SA

  CAFÉ COMMERCE HAS BEEN REBRANDED TOLAUNCH SA SAN ANTONIO (Nov.18, 2016)— Mayor Ivy Taylor, alongside representatives from the City of San Antonio and LiftFund,announced that Café Commerce, the city’s small business and entrepreneurship resource center,will now operate under a new brand — Launch SA. Local Ad Agency, MarketVision, helped to develop the LaunchSA brand,Continue reading “CAFÉ COMMERCE HAS BEEN REBRANDED TOLAUNCH SA”

Café Commerce to Reveal New Brand During Culmination of Entrepreneurship Week

WHAT:           Café Commerce, the city’s small business and entrepreneurship resource center,will announce their new name and brand. WHO: Ivy R. Taylor, Mayor of San Antonio, Texas Nadia Auch, President of Café Commerce Janie Barrera, President and CEO of LiftFund Jody Newman, owner of The Friendly Spot, Hills and Dales Icehouse, and Alamo Street Eat Bar;Continue reading “Café Commerce to Reveal New Brand During Culmination of Entrepreneurship Week”

Councilman Ron Nirenberg signs San Antonio economic agreement with Nanjing, China

Councilman Ron Nirenberg signs San Antonio economic agreement with Nanjing, China SAN ANTONIO (November 4, 2016)  ̶  By signing a Letter of Intent with Vice Mayor Xie Zhicheng, District 8 City Councilman Ron Nirenberg established a formal economic partnership between the City of San Antonio and the City of Nanjing, China on Friday. The agreementContinue reading “Councilman Ron Nirenberg signs San Antonio economic agreement with Nanjing, China”

Councilwoman Viagran speaks at World Historical & Cultural Cities Expo on Sustainable Development of Historical and Cultural Cities, Signs Letter of Intent

SAN ANTONIO (Nov. 1, 2016) – District 3 City Councilwoman Rebecca J. Viagran attended the 2016 World Historical & Cultural Cities Expo (WHCCE) Oct. 23-26 in Nanjing, China at the invitation of the City of Nanjing. The expo included mayors, elected officials and other representatives from World Heritage cities such as Nanjing, China; Yaroslav, Russia;Continue reading “Councilwoman Viagran speaks at World Historical & Cultural Cities Expo on Sustainable Development of Historical and Cultural Cities, Signs Letter of Intent”

Windhoek becomes first San Antonio Sister City in Africa, 10th total

SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 27, 2016) – A few signatures made it official. Yesterday, on Oct. 26, 2016, Mayor Ivy R. Taylor and Mayor Muesee Kazapua signed a Sister City Agreement between their respective cities – San Antonio and Windhoek, Namibia. Joining them for the ceremony was Martin Andjaba, Ambassador of the Republic of Namibia toContinue reading “Windhoek becomes first San Antonio Sister City in Africa, 10th total”

LIQUID WEB AIMS TO DEVELOP IN DOWNTOWN SAN ANTONIO

WEB AIMS TO DEVELOP IN DOWNTOWN SAN ANTONIO -Company Plans to Add 100 Employees – SAN ANTONIO (September 22, 2016) –Liquid Web, a rapidly growing web hosting and cloud services provider devoted to delighting customers, recently acquired the Cloud Sites business unit from Rackspace and is looking to establish a presence in downtown San Antonio.Both the SanContinue reading “LIQUID WEB AIMS TO DEVELOP IN DOWNTOWN SAN ANTONIO”

U.S. GOVERNMENT SELECTS CENTRAL TEXAS TO HOST EXCLUSIVE INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP EVENT

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Jay Williams today announced that Central Texas cities of Austin, College Station, Fredericksburg, New Braunfels, San Antonio and San Marcos, were selected to host the seventh Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ACE) on April 2-7, 2017. The announcement was made during anContinue reading “U.S. GOVERNMENT SELECTS CENTRAL TEXAS TO HOST EXCLUSIVE INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP EVENT”

Japanese Counsel General Welcomed in San Antonio

WHAT:     San Antonio community partners will host a reception to welcome the Honorable Tetsuro Amano, the Consul General of Japan for five U.S. states, including Texas, to San Antonio.  He plans to convey the appreciation of the Japanese government to San Antonio’s corporate and community organizations for their support in raising funds for theContinue reading “Japanese Counsel General Welcomed in San Antonio”