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Julie Ring Executive Vice President Dave Petersen The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce has been propelling business success since 1894. As the largest pro-business organization in the region, the Chamber advocates on behalf of business at the local, state, and federal levels; collaborates with educational institutions and organizations to build a stronger workforce for the future; and provides a way for businesses of every size to build their networks. For more information, visit www.sachamber.org

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n behalf of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce (SACC) and our 2,100 members, we welcome you to your new home community. San Antonio is an inclusive and diverse city that offers a unique blend of metropolitan energy and small-town charm. Whether you are looking to build a business, grow your career, or volunteer to serve, you have come to the right place. You will find that our community is very open and inviting, and we are eager to build connections that help us embrace new members and ideas. San Antonio continues to grow rapidly and compete globally, and the SACC is focused on leading initiatives that continue to build a great city and positively impact our quality of life. As a San Antonio native, I can’t imagine living anywhere else. I know you are going to love all that this wonderful city has to offer, and I welcome you to our community.

aving lived in San Antonio for most of my life, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Alamo City and the heart of Texas. There is so much to love about our City, including its rich culture, great food, welcoming and friendly residents, and thriving job market. The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is here to serve and support the city’s businesses by advocating on behalf of the business community on the local, state, and national levels; supporting the city’s key industries; partnering with local school districts and institutions of higher learning to build the workforce of tomorrow; and hosting special events for our members to network and build solid connections. Visit sachamber.org to learn more about our services and to find out how you can become a member. Welcome to San Antonio!

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Placed perfectly in the heart of the Hill Country, San Antonio offers a unique blend of metropolitan energy and smalltown charm. For those looking to enjoy all that the big city has to offer, the downtown, Pearl Brewery, and Alamo Heights

areas bring you an urban lifestyle close to shopping, nightlife, art, fine dining, and work. Within a short drive, however, you could find yourself living the Hill Country life in Boerne, Helotes, or Bulverde, with room to roam and easy access to the city.

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No matter where in town you choose to settle, you’ll notice that the cost of living is below average. Of the major metropolitan areas in Texas, San Antonio is the most affordable. And outside of the Lone Star State, it beats out Denver, Indianapolis, Albany, and others. The population of San Antonio stands at more than 1.5 million citizens, and the larger San Antonio metropolitan area is expected to see continued growth.

HISTORY

In 2018, San Antonio celebrated its 300th birthday. However, this City’s historic footprint began long before 1718. Prior to the arrival of the early European explorers, San Antonio was inhabited by the various Native American tribes. Although the first explorers arrived in the 1500s, it wasn’t until 1691 when Spanish explorers and missionaries officially named the land San Antonio in honor of Saint Anthony of Padua. The initial colonization of the area led to the establishment of the

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southernmost missions. The first of the five missions, San Antonio de Valero was established on May 1, 1718. Today it is more famously known as the Alamo. Four days later, the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar was established at the headwaters of the San Antonio River. Throughout the remainder of the 18th century, Missions Concepción, San José, San Juan, and Espada were completed. On August 24, 1821, Mexico and Spain signed the Treaty of Cordoba freeing Mexico from Spanish rule. Two years later, Stephen F. Austin received a land grant allowing the first AngloAmerican settlers to migrate to Texas. Tensions between Texans and the Mexicans began to rise after Mexico passed a

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series of laws, including limiting immigration from the United States, increasing taxes, and abolishing slavery. In an effort to drive off Mexican soldiers, a group of men led by Austin advanced toward San Antonio in 1835 and set up a defense at Mission Concepción, this marked the beginning of the Battle for Texas’ Independence. The following year, on February 23, 1836, Santa Anna and Mexican troops began a siege on the Alamo. Although they

were vastly outnumbered, the 200 defenders of the Alamo fought off the Mexican forces for 13 days before they were finally overpowered on March 6. The actual battle lasted around 90 minutes with the only survivors being a handful of women, children, and slaves. Although Texas had declared its independence on March 2, it wasn’t until April 21 that 900 Texans defeated General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna and his army in the 18-minute Battle of San Jacinto. As a result, Santa Anna was taken as a prisoner where he signed the peace treaty

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prefer to spend their winters relaxing on a patio with a favorite beverage in hand. We see snow on average once every four years, and the winter high temperatures average between 55 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature dips below freezing about 20 days out of

the year, with the first freeze happening around the beginning of December. We’re still in Texas, y’all, so naturally San Antonio is not exempt from the coldto-warm-to-cold temperature fluctuation that is to be expected during February and March. Most of the year is warm (or hot,

at Velasco, which officially recognized Texas’ independence. For the next few years, Mexico would continue to fight for control of Texas but would ultimately be unsuccessful.

CULTURE

No one word or phrase can fully describe the culture of San Antonio. It’s Southern charm with an international flair; bigcity opportunity and excitement with small-town familiarity. The city exhibits characteristics of its Spanish founding, its MexicanAmerican upbringing, its Texas pride, and the German influence from surrounding areas. Its blended heritage has created a unique place that is sure to have something for everyone. Folks come from near and far to live and work in the San Antonio area, each one of them adding to the depth and substance of the city.

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A thriving metropolitan area with a growing job market, San Antonio offers professional opportunities in a number of fields, including aerospace/ aviation, military/defense, finance, health care, IT/cybersecurity, manufacturing, government, and more. In fact, San Antonio has one of the strongest economies among major U.S. cities and a consistently low unemployment rate.

BUSINESS-FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT Tax Abatement City of San Antonio tax abatement policies allow companies in many different industries to apply for a reduction in taxes if certain criteria are met.

Antonio offers professional “ San opportunities in a number of fields...” depending on your definition) and flooded with sunshine, which is part of why it’s so nice to be close to lakes, rivers (our favorite!), and the Texas coast. Spring in Central Texas is beautiful as the sun shines down on hills covered in bluebonnets

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and other wildflowers. (The bluebonnet is the state flower of Texas.) We get the most warmth in July and August, when temperatures average 95 degrees. Temperatures in San Antonio reach 90 degrees or higher an average of 111 days a year.

Pollution Control Property Along with the Texas Natural Resource and Conservation Commission, the Bexar County Appraisal District (BCAD) offers partial up to full exemption from specified taxes for facilities, devices, or methods that control pollution. Freeport Exemption This policy allows an exemption of up to 100 percent of personal property taxes on goods-intransit, or inventories used in a manufacturing process if the inventory items are moved out of Texas within 175 days.

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San Antonio and Bexar County San Antonio was founded more than 300 years ago during a Spanish expedition. It was permanently settled on May 1, 1718. San Antonio was named for the Portuguese Saint Anthony, whose “feast day” is June 13, the day in 1691 when a Spanish expedition stopped in the area. Fiesta, which started way back in 1891, is a fun-filled, actionpacked 10-day party that San Antonio throws every April.

Except for the Alamo, the five Spanish colonial missions established along the San Antonio River are all active Catholic parishes. The Spanish missions were not churches but Indian towns. In the 1700s, native people learning to become Spanish citizens had to be Catholic; that is why the king of Spain sent missionaries to acculturate them.

San Antonio is the seventh largest city in America and the secondlargest city in Texas.

San Antonio enjoys 300 days of sunshine annually and an average temperature of 70 degrees. Each year, more than 37 million visitors make their way to San Antonio. Joint Base San Antonio is made up of four installations: JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, JBSA-Lackland, JBSARandolph, and JBSA-Camp Bullis right outside the city.

San Antonio has 11 official sister cities: The first cattle drives originated from the San Antonio Spanish missions. Vaqueros drove hundreds of cattle, sheep, and goats to Louisiana during the American War for Independence to supply American colonists.

San Antonio has two of the top tourist attractions in Texas: the Alamo and the River Walk. The San Antonio River is 240 miles long and starts at “Blue Hole” spring, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio.

The original River Walk was built from 1938 to 1941 as a WPA (Works Progress Administration) project at a cost of $430,000.

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1 Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico (established 1953, first Mexican city to have a U.S. sister city) 2 Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico (established 1974) 3 Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain (established 1975) 4 Gwangju, South Korea (established 1981) 5 Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Republic of China (established 1981) 6 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain (established 1983) 7 Kumamoto, Japan (established 1987) 8 Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India (established 2008) 9 Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China (established 2012) 10 Windhoek, Namibia (established 2016) 11 Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany (established 2017)

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up utilities. Fortunately, establishing water and electric or gas service can easily be done without even leaving the premises. Even better, plan ahead so that you can have your services start the day you arrive.

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planning. To request new service, call (210) 704-7297 (SAWS) or visit saws.org. Electric and gas service for the San Antonio area is provided by CPS Energy, a community-owned, not-for-profit utility. You can request new service, transfer service, or stop service by logging on to cpsenergy.com. The CPS website also offers online bill pay, information regarding what causes outages, a schedule of planned outages, and tips on how to handle an outage. The CPS SaveNow Home Energy Efficiency program is a great way to do your part in energy conservation and to save on your energy bills. Find out more at cpsenergy.com.

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San Antonio is the seventh-largest city in the United States and encompasses a total geographic area of 467 miles, which can be intimidating to new residents learning their way around. Here’s

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a quick rundown of our major highways, plus other information you’ll need to know as you hit the road. Interstate 410, the inner loop for the city, serves as a convenient tool for moving around central San Antonio. You’ll quickly learn that while Texas State Highway 1604, or the outer loop, works well for 18

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getting from the Stone Oak area to UTSA, it does get congested during peak travel times. Most areas of the loop do not have traffic lights, which helps to keep commuters moving. I-35 North will take you to Austin, but plan for extra travel time during peak hours, as many use the highway to commute to and from work. If you are head-

ing north on I-35, you can catch the toll road just south of Austin, which helps bypass some Austin traffic. As you exit the city on I-35 South, you’ll shift slightly to the west, heading toward Laredo. Alternatively, I-37 starts in downtown and runs south and east to Corpus Christi. At Loop 1604 and I-10, you’ll find The Rim shopping center,

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281 (also known as Interstate 37) runs north and south through the city and will take you to popular shopping and dining spots at The Quarry Market, Alamo Heights, and into downtown.

The Shops at La Cantera, and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. State Highway 281 (also known as Interstate 37) runs north and south through the city and will take you to popular shopping and dining spots at The Quarry Market, Alamo Heights, and into downtown. Off 281 North, you’ll find the Stone Oak area and a scenic route to Austin if you

stay on it. If you take 281 South, you’ll pass the downtown area, the missions, Brooks City Base, and will end up in the Eagle Ford area. Driver’s License Offices The Alamo city has three Texas Department of Public Safety driver’s license locations (Leon Valley, General McMullen, and New

Branfels.) Visit txdps.state.tx.us for location information. Vehicle Registration If you are new to the Lone Star State, you have 30 days from the time you move here to register your vehicle in Texas. For more information on registering your vehicle, visit www.txdmv.gov/ motorists/new-to-texas.

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We recommend starting your explorations downtown to learn about the culture and history of our vibrant city. The river boat tours take you down the River Walk past a variety of restaurants, shops, and Spanish Colonial architecture. Stop by La Villita and browse through the many art galleries that fill

the historic village, and if you’re lucky, you can catch a flamenco demonstration at the outdoor Arneson River Theatre. Then head over to the San Fernando Cathedral (the oldest cathedral sanctuary in the United States) and the Spanish Governor’s Palace. Market Square, the largest

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Mexican mercado north of the Rio Grande, offers a variety of authentic Mexican cuisine and many shops providing clothing and other unique items. Tourists spend days exploring downtown San Antonio’s many offerings, but you, as a resident, will be able to visit these attractions at your leisure. Just don’t forget to remember the Alamo, the first of the five Spanish missions that laid the foundation for this city you now call home. The San Antonio missions are the largest collection of Spanish Colonial missions in the United States, and in 2015, the missions were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, joining the ranks of landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty and Stonehenge.

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In 2018, UNESCO designated San Antonio a Creative City of Gastronomy, recognizing the city’s confluence of many world cultures such as Mexican, Spanish, German, and French. While every neighborhood has its favorite restaurants, you will quickly find that certain spots are considered staples in the city. The former Pearl Brewery now houses some of San Antonio’s most talked about restaurants. Dinnertime crowds fill every table at Cured, Boiler House, and Botika. Students and professionals at the renowned Culinary Institute of America impress diners with flavor and service at Savor The Culinary

Institute of America restaurant and CIA Bakery, a seasonal popup café. Every Saturday morning, residents and visitors flock for live music and the fresh food at the Pearl Farmers Market, and those folks needing a caffeine fix can grab an espresso from Local Coffee or visit Bakery Lorraine for a cold brew and a Parisian pastry. If you are into the craft brew movement, try Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery. Down on Grayson and La Gloria both offer an inviting atmosphere with casual outdoor seating. The Pearl is also well known for its trendy boutiques that offer one-of-akind finds and unique clothing. From downtown through Southtown, you will find the shops, outdoor eateries and bars that line South Alamo Street. On Friday nights, stop by the Blue Star Arts Complex to hear live music while browsing work created by local artists. Popular restaurants in the area include Hot Joy, Feast, Bliss, La Frite, Tito’s, Rosario’s, Stella, and Burgerteca. Some of San Antonio’s best icehouses and breweries come to life at night as people flock to The Friendly Spot Ice House, La Tuna Grill and Ice House, Blue Star Brewery, and Freetail Brewery. There is no surprise that downtown San Antonio is filled with popular bars and clubs. Local favorites include The Esquire, The Brooklynite, Ocho, and Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar. VFW Post 76, the oldest VFW post in Texas, serves up

live music and cold drinks from a riverside Victorian mansion. Dance clubs include Kremlin and the Bonham Exchange, with three levels of dance floors in a late-19th-century building. Just northwest of downtown, the LGBT strip on Main Street offers some of the city’s most spirited nightlife. Known for its dive bars, casual dining, and unpretentious dance floors, the North Saint Mary’s strip is

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especially popular with college students. The live music venue Paper Tiger brings national touring bands to San Antonio and has begun a surge of redevelopment in the district. Other popular shopping and dining areas include the Quarry Market, North Star Mall, The Rim, The Shops at La Cantera, and the expanding Shops at Rivercenter. Homegrown H-E-B is San Antonio’s grocery store, and high-end grocery stores Central Market and Whole Foods are located in Uptown and north San Antonio, along with Trader Joe’s.

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Arts. This state-of-the-art facility is home to resident companies Ballet San Antonio, Opera San Antonio, and the San Antonio Symphony, Children’s Chorus, Chamber Choir, and Youth Orchestras San Antonio. It also welcomes world-class musicians, dance companies, and scholars to its stages. Other popular playhouses include the Public Theater of San Antonio and Woodlawn Theatre in the Deco District. The historic Majestic and Aztec Theatres host internationally famous performers and local events in beautiful settings. If you enjoy the outdoors, the San Antonio Botanical Gardens hosts various outdoor shows.

San Antonio’s prime location makes it an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. The River Walk offers a unique eight-mile trail known as Mission Reach. It is the nation’s largest urban ecosystem restoration, connecting joggers and cyclists to the city’s four 18th century Spanish Colonial missions: Missions Concepcion, San Jose, San Juan, and Espada. Guests can even take advantage of kayak rentals at Espada. The Howard W. Peak Greenway Trails System is a growing network of approximately 65 miles of developed multi-use and accessible trails. Hiking and biking along the Greenway trails are great ways to get fit and enjoy the outdoors. There are more than 40 major trailheads and neighborhood connections to access the trail system around the city. The three major segments of the Greenway are the Leon Creek Greenway, the Salado Creek Greenway, and the Medina River Greenway each offering several miles of uninterrupted trails. Popular parks along this stretch include McAllister and Hardberger, each featuring miles of walking and running trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, and a dog park. Woodlawn Lake Park offers canoeing, fishing, and strong winds for kite flying. San Pedro Springs Park, the secondoldest municipal park in the nation, is home to the McFarlin

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Tennis Center and the free San Pedro Springs Swimming Pool. Extensive remodeling and expansion projects will develop downtown’s Hemisfair Park into a sustainable center of recreation and relaxation. The city’s value of community is evident in its recreational activities. For those who prefer to socialize, the free year-round program Fitness in the Park

offers classes such as boot camp and Zumba at parks throughout the city. The San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & Half Marathon and the Tower of Americas 952step Tower Climb and Run are two of the city’s most popular public competitions. Twice a year, the YMCA’s Siclovia turns major city streets into parks for pedestrian play, exercise classes, and biking.

SPORTS TEAMS

You will come to find out that San Antonians are extremely passionate about their sports teams. The Alamo City is home to the five-time NBA champions San Antonio Spurs. Other teams include the seven-time Texas League Champions San Antonio Missions, a minor league baseball team, and the San Antonio Rampage, an American Hockey League team. In 2016, San Antonio welcomed its first United Soccer League team, the San Antonio Football Club (SAFC). For a truly authentic San Antonio sporting experience, check out the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo and the charreada, or Mexican rodeo.

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More than 50 local-area golf courses and 300 days of sunshine a year make it easy for San Antonians to play a lot of golf. Resort courses offer the most variety and receive the most attention. Hosting both the annual Valero Texas Open and the Champions Tour, the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa boasts two PGA TOUR–operated TPC courses. La Cantera Hill Country Resort is home to the Resort Course and the Palmer Course, designed by golf legend Arnold Palmer. The Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa hosts the Hill Country Golf Club, which offers 27 holes on 200 acres of wide-ranging terrain, masterfully sculpted by course architects 24

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Arthur Hills and Associates. Brackenridge Park Golf Course holds a special place in the hearts of San Antonians and the archives of state history. Designed in 1916, the oldest 18-hole public golf course in Texas is also the home of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame. Following scenic Salado Creek, the Republic Golf Club has consistently been voted the city’s number one course by the San Antonio Express-News. At the Quarry Golf Club, golfers tee off from elevated boxes and fire balls over the imposing chasm of a 100-year-old limestone quarry 26

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pit. Nestled between suburbs and shopping centers, Silverhorn Golf Club is a Hill Country oasis. Those seeking to develop their swing with the luxuries of a full bar and dining menu enjoy Topgolf, where the only elevation changes are the three floors of temperature-controlled tee boxes that overlook a 240-yard outfield. San Antonio’s military bases also feature their own golf courses. Fort Sam Houston’s two courses, La Loma and Salado del Rio, are both open to the public. The recently renovated Randolph Oaks, at Randolph

San Antonio offers plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy. The River Walk’s Museum Reach expansion connects people to San Antonio’s worldfamous zoo, the Japanese Tea Gardens, Brackenridge Park, the Pearl District, and three very distinguished, but very different, museums – The Witte, The DoSeum, and The San Antonio Museum of Art. The DoSeum, is a kids’ paradise that promotes learning through activity and exploration. With 104,000 square feet of dreamplay-learn space, both indoors and out, this reimagined children’s museum welcomes kids of all ages to play, discover, and then fall asleep on the ride home. The recently-renovated Witte Museum features interactive exhibits specializing in natural history, science, and South Texas Heritage. The museum’s H-E-B Body Adventure pumps up kids’ wellness IQs and heart rates through interactive exhibits, including a cycling race through a virtual San Antonio river landscape. Downtown San Antonio hosts many popular children’s activities as well. The Magik Theatre brings children’s favorite stories to life onstage and offers popular drama camps in the summer. Kids delight in riding up to the observation deck of the 750-foot Tower of the Americas, site of the

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1968 World’s Fair. Downtown’s favorite backyard is Hemisfair’s Yanaguana Garden, features open green space, playscapes, and splash pads. SeaWorld San Antonio and Six Flags Fiesta Texas continue to draw large crowds. Both offering water parks, these attractions are especially popular with families during the hot summer months. Recently selected as one of Time’s Greatest Places 2018, Morgan’s Wonderland is the world’s first ultra-accessible theme park. In 2017, Morgan’s Wonderland debuted the world’s first fully accessible water park, Inspiration Island, using waterproof wheelchairs featuring cuttingedge technology.

MUSEUMS

The Briscoe Western Art Museum, situated in the heart of downtown San Antonio, presents a retrospective tour of the art, history, and culture of the American West through exhibitions, educational programs, and public events. Pedestrians traveling by the River Walk’s Museum Reach extension can conveniently stop by the San Antonio Museum of Art, which displays antique, folk, and contemporary art from around the world. SAMA offers inspiration for students at the nearby Southwest School of Art, which offers a four-year BFA program as well as enrichment classes open to the community. Nestled between the Alamo Heights and Terrell Heights

neighborhoods is the McNay Art Museum. This former estate now boasts a collection with more than 22,000 works, spanning the 19th through 21st centuries including European and American paintings, sculpture, photographs, art glass, and one of

the finest collections of prints and drawings in the Southwest. Finally, if you are a lover of history, check out UTSA’s Institute of Texan Cultures, which details the history and works of the more than 20 ethnic groups that settled in Texas.

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Financial services, education, defense, and hospitality/tourism are also well represented in this big city with a small town vibe. San Antonio is thriving, and emerging areas such as new energy offer even more opportunity. Employment in general is up, and the city’s unemployment rate is

consistently lower than the national average. And all of that hard work has paid off. The diversity of the city’s economy has helped to create a healthy stability. In fact, San Antonio is a key reason why Texas is doing so well. The Milken Institute recognized San Antonio as one of 2018’s best-performing

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cities, where America’s jobs are created and sustained, and judging by its booming workforce, the city is still growing strong. San Antonio is attracting an international business clientele to come and set up shop, such as the Czech-based OKIN Business Processes Services, whose endorsement is expected to bring thousands of high-paying jobs to the city. Other outlets are taking note as well: Forbes recently ranked San Antonio 39th among its Best Places for Business and Careers, and the Brookings Institution named San Antonio one of the strongest-performing economies among the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the nation and No. 1 in overall performance based on employment and unemployment levels.

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universities, medical centers and international airport system to become a leader in the global economy.” As 2020 nears its arrival, a subsequent initiative to build upon the improvements made in SA2020 is expected to be released, paving the way for San Antonio’s continued success into the next decade. San Antonio’s profile in that global economy has been steadily rising in recent years. The Brookings Institution included

the city on its list of top global cities whose resources—in this case, strong academic institutions and “anchor” businesses—make it ideal for trade. According to the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (SAEDF), an organization devoted to business and industry recruitment, in any given year, 10 to 12 percent of the companies with whom they work are foreign based. The organization has ongoing efforts to increase that percentage and to better represent the international community in San Antonio. While these companies represent the city’s successful efforts to attract international business, they also exemplify San Antonio’s commitment to renewable energy. The city is unique in that it’s one of the few

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SA2020, a citywide initiative that began in 2010, is helping to guide that growth. The initiative has identified 11 factors that are integral to shaping the Alamo City’s future. Areas like arts and culture, downtown development, family well-being, and economic competitiveness recognize the core values not only of our community’s next generation, but also of its past and present. As part of its vision for San Antonio’s economy, SA2020 notes that “the city fosters entrepreneurship as the engine of economic prosperity. It capitalizes on its unique historical and cultural heritage, as well as local institutions like its military bases, w w w. s a c h a m b e r. o r g

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in cybersecurity in particular puts San Antonio at the forefront of this sector. The city boasts more than 80 companies devoted to information technology and security. Of these, IPSecure, Webhead, Delta Risk, Denim Group, Digital Defense, and Globalscape maintain corporate headquarters in the city. Cybersecurity is shaping San Antonio’s economic future. The Alamo City is home of the

second largest concentration of cybersecurity professionals in the United States. Named by CSO Magazine as one of the top 10 global hubs for cyber in 2019, San Antonio boasts five National Centers for Academic Excellence: Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio College, St. Philip’s College, Texas A&M University— San Antonio, and University of Texas at San Antonio. Housed in the San Antonio

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is shaping San Antonio’s economic future. The Alamo City is home of the second largest concentration of cybersecurity professionals in the United States.

Chamber of Commerce, the CyberSecurity San Antonio program (CSSAtx) convenes, connects, and brands the cybersecurity ecosystem of San Antonio. Founded in 2015 as a public-private partnership between the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, and industry partners, CSSAtx convenes a 300-member council on a monthly basis. In collaboration with highly engaged stakeholders,

CSSAtx unites and strategizes with the community through five core focus areas: military and government affairs, innovation and economic development, talent and workforce development, global engagement, and sustainability. A 2018 list of top national cybersecurity companies recognized a number of local businesses that are leading the industry into the future.

Compiled by market research firm Cybersecurity Ventures, the “Cybersecurity 500” put Digital Defense at No. 59 for its managed security risk assessment solutions that benefit businesses big and small in more than 65 countries. Globalscape came in at No. 120 for its tight software for safeguarding data for businesses, including accommodating legacy systems, mergers, and cloud configurations. Inspired

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eLearning, which provides IT and security awareness training, came in at No. 258. Infocyte Inc.’s newest software platform, Pulse, assesses cybersecurity vulnerabilities of large-scale clients and ranked No. 280 on the list. Denim Group, at No. 292, focuses on customized software security and works with both government and corporate clients. San Antonio is committed to sustaining and expanding this burgeoning industry by nurturing existing companies and cultivating new ones. The city’s cooperative relationships with its government, commercial, and academic institutions help to make that possible. JBSA-Lackland and JBSA-Fort Sam Houston/U.S. Army top the list of major employers in San Antonio, which isn’t surprising, given the city’s extensive military

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history. In fact, the U.S. Army was one of the first to relocate to San Antonio after the Texas Revolution. Its presence gradually encouraged other businesses to follow suit. Today, the military continues to have a strong impact on the city’s economy, helping to shape key areas of growth such as defense, health care, and information security. The military missions headquartered in San Antonio are indispensable to national security, and Cyber City USA proudly serves and protects our neighbors 24/7/365. The San Antonio Military Health System, the hospital component of Brooke Army Medical Center command at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, is the largest inpatient medical facility in the Department of Defense and fulfills a critical function in patient care, graduate medical

education and research, and taking care of wounded service members.

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But what is it like to work in the Alamo City? San Antonio’s educated workforce draws from its 15 colleges and universities as well as a talent pool of transplants and returning young adults who appreciate the city’s energy, warmth, and pro-business atmosphere. In recent years, San Antonio has been recognized as one of the hottest cities for millennials who seem to appreciate its polite Southern vibe and familyfriendly outlook. Two years later the magazine described the city as one of the nation’s “youth magnets”. Travel & Leisure named San Antonio “America’s Friendliest City”, and networking is much easier in a community that values friendliness. Additionally, striking a balance between work and play is doable in a city that cultivates family and community. The city’s relatively low housing prices also appeal to this younger demographic. San Antonio is home to 150,000 college students. One of the community’s priorities is to retain these young professionals, and integrate them into leadership roles to lay the foundation for the city’s future workforce. San Antonio is equally welcoming to the newcomer who follows a transferred spouse or

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partner and is also looking for new employment. SAEDF sets up spousal employment programs with some of the approximately 170 companies that are SAEDF members. The foundation works with many companies that are just establishing new facilities, and they look for positions where spouses may be able to

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fit. Thriving companies are expanding their workforces on a regular basis and offering viable career opportunities in a variety of fields. Starting fresh in the Alamo City can be an exciting possibility.

RETIREMENT

In 2018, San Antonio was named the No. 2 retirement destination according to a study conducted by SmartAsset. The warm climate, mild winters, and growing senior communities have started attracting seniors from all across

the country. Beyond great restaurants, golf courses, and shopping, San Antonio is home to the South Texas Medical Center, which serves the region with more than 75 medically related institutions, 45 clinics, 12 major hospitals, one higher education institution, and more. Retirees have a variety of housing options at their disposal. The city boasts a wide variety of independent living communities and extremely accessible neighborhoods, providing a smoother adjustment to your new city. For those looking for more fullservice living options, independent living communities like Emerald Oaks, Blue Skies of Texas, NewForest Estates, and the Affinity at Monterrey Village offer a variety of housing options and amenities. For those who have served our country, the Army Residence Community offers first class service at an affordable cost. There are also a variety of neigh-

borhoods that offer accessibility to San Antonio’s best amenities. If you tend to enjoy night life and the hustle and bustle of city life, River North is a perfect location. The neighborhood encompasses the Pearl district and a portion of the River Walk, making it easy to access museums, bars and restaurants, and the Pearl Farmers Market every Saturday morning. If you are looking for quieter retirement locations, the master-planned community at The Dominion offers luxurious living and the ranch style homes in Cordillera Ranch provide the quintessential Texas experience. The best of both worlds can be found in neighborhoods like Hollywood Park, Olmos Park, and Alamo Heights. These neighborhoods are home to families both young and old and are just a short drive from the excitement of downtown.

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ith its extensive natural resources and dynamic culture and community, San Antonio was attracting new residents long before German settlers first

arrived in the Alamo City after the Texas Revolution. A lot has changed since then, but the city’s warmth and festive spirit, not to mention its affordable cost of living, continue to attract newcomers. The National Association of Realtors lists the city’s median single-family home price at just more than $228,000, which makes moving especially affordable for those coming from either coast. And from the ornate mansions

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Whether you’re looking for the collegial feel and newly renovated homes of Tobin Hill or the up-and-coming revitalization happening in Monticello, you’ll find evidence of San Antonio’s unique mix of culture and community throughout the region. Tuscan and Mediterranean designs remain popular in many neighborhoods, although modern urban styles with open floor plans are on the rise. Going green with eco-friendly design and construction materials has also been trending locally. And even if you find a home with the perfect layout and location but are less than thrilled with its design, keep in mind that the city’s wealth of building materials makes renovation a good investment. Inspiration abounds at the San Antonio Home & Garden Show, a

family-friendly event that happens every spring and showcases the latest in home design ideas. And rest assured that San Antonio’s deep construction resources mean that area homes tend to be larger and well built. Real estate agents typically urge homebuyers to, if possible, start their search before they relocate. Begin by getting your finances in order. Determine your credit score, and start to research mortgage options. Then ask real estate companies where you

currently live for referrals in their San Antonio branches. Make a wish list that reflects your wants and needs. Rely on your realtor for San Antonio specifics, like city ordinances and homestead laws that may affect when and how you purchase or renovate a home. And while a seasoned real estate agent will help you navigate the Alamo City’s range of living options, do some initial research on your own to avoid being overwhelmed. Want a short commute? Prioritize location.

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Eager to spread out? Consider one of the city’s master-planned communities outside the central core. Looking to ease a military transition? Check out the area northeast of the city near JBSAFort Sam Houston and JBSARandolph, popular with military families. And with a number of financial services firms headquartered in San Antonio, you’ll have plenty of access to financing and mortgage resources. Rents have been on the rise in recent years, but with a healthy college population of approximately 150,000 students and a growing demographic of young, degreed adults, the Alamo City offers a wide selection of rental options at a variety of price

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points. And while you may not be taking on a mortgage as a renter, you’ll still want to be smart about shopping around. Make sure to factor in utilities and all necessary deposits when determining your budget. Be specific about the length of lease you’ll need, and make that a priority along with location and price. Have a dog or cat? Ask about a rental’s pet policy, and consider purchasing renter’s insurance. Try to visit your top picks at different times of the day to determine if shared walls or noisy neighbors may become an issue. Over the last several years, San Antonio has seen a tremendous increase in its millennial popu-

lation, and the city has recently completed a number of projects in the downtown core to attract even more young professionals, including the first H-E-B grocery store to be built within the city center. Newly expanded Hemisfair Park, part of this growing “urban district”, hosted Fiesta’s kick-off event for the first time in 2017. Upscale features like stateof-the-art fitness centers, bark parks, granite countertops, and large closets exist in many of San Antonio’s downtown rentals, and similar features are becoming available in units throughout the city. So take your time, do your homework, and choose carefully. You’ll be glad you did.

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The Alamo, the River Walk, La Villita, El Mercado... your new home? Thanks to recent economic initiatives and urban developments, San Antonians are moving into the heart of the city and enjoying its multitude of cultural, recreational, and culinary offerings.

Luxury condominiums have begun to rise high amid contemporary apartment complexes, mixed-income developments, student housing, and upper floors of historic buildings. Residents at the Grand Hyatt’s Alteza condominiums wake up to sweeping views of the downtown skyline. Those

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professionals and singles at the 1221 Lofts walk their dogs along the River Walk’s Museum Reach to grab a cup of coffee or check out the exhibits at the San Antonio Museum of Art.

living at Vidorra are a short walk from the night life at Sunset Station and festivals at La Villita. Young professionals and singles at the 1221 Lofts walk their dogs along the River Walk’s Museum Reach to grab a cup of coffee or check out the exhibits at the San Antonio Museum of Art. Residents at The Vistana and the Agave Apartments take advantage of the expanded retail shops at Rivercenter Mall and free outdoor concerts at Main Plaza. Proudly filling the narrowing gap in the Broadway corridor, Rivera residents enjoy the best of downtown and The Pearl. VIA Metropolitan Transit bus service connects residents and visitors to many downtown destinations.

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Ongoing redevelopment of the Pearl Brewery into the mixeduse Pearl Brewery Complex has infused Midtown with vigor and style. In addition to the campus of the Culinary Institute of America, some of the city’s best restaurants and retail make their home at Pearl, and so can you. Singles, married couples, and anyone else wanting to be a part of this local cultural icon and culinary hub live at the Pearl’s Can Plant apartments, which vary in rent depending on amenities in specific buildings. With the original Pearl Brewery to the north, the River Walk’s Museum Reach to the west, Pearl Plaza to the east, and the

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Neighborhood s downtown skyline to the south, residents at The Cellars at Pearl apartments enjoy 360 degrees of San Antonio style. Young families who desire the action of the city with the residential space of the suburbs are moving just west of Pearl into Tobin Hill’s single-family homes. Tobin Hill also offers garden homes and apartments, many of them newly constructed with a contemporary feel. The East Quincy Townhomes and SoJo Crossing attract people eager to enjoy Pearl’s amenities. Major thoroughfare North St. Mary’s Street is home to cafés, bars, live music venues and clubs, and the equally popular Main

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Street is the epicenter of the city’s LGBT social scene. Just east of Pearl is Government Hill, which borders Fort Sam Houston to the south, featuring turn-of-the-20th-century single-family homes, many of which have been converted into multifamily dwellings. Government Hill offers some of central San Antonio’s more affordable housing in a neighborhood whose location promises to increase in value. On the southwestern edge of Midtown is Five Points, a neighborhood progressively transforming. A workingclass area of single-family and multifamily homes, Five Points

is likely to experience a slow but steady revitalization, given its location. Neighborhood staples M.K. Davis Restaurant and The Cove are popular destinations for people throughout central San Antonio. Monte Vista is one of the largest and oldest historical districts in the nation, and its sprawling lawns, 20th-century bungalows and mansions showcase an array of styles. Residents can enjoy shopping and dining in the local commercial districts on Main and McCullough and never have to stray far from home. West of Monte Vista, active neighborhood associations work to restore beauty to the more modest but nonetheless striking early-20th-century Victorianstyle homes and bungalows of Alta Vista and Beacon Hill. Both neighborhoods continue to undergo revitalization as young couples and other do-ityourselfers renovate affordably priced distressed homes. San Pedro Avenue and Blanco Road provide convenient shopping, dining, and retail, and children love San Pedro Springs Park with its gem of a public pool shaded by lovely overhanging Cypress trees. East of Broadway, Mahncke Park shares borders with Brackenridge Park, the San Antonio Zoo, and the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Built in the first half of the 20th century, Mahncke’s charming small homes display a variety of architectural styles and are

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popular with young couples and families. In addition to a multitude of rental houses and duplexes, the Brackenridge apartment complex offers contemporary units with luxurious amenities. Children enjoy interactive exhibits at the nearby Witte Museum and the DoSeum. River Road, another community that takes advantage of San Antonio’s parks and public spaces, is tucked into a corner of Brackenridge Park between the San Antonio River and the I-281 overpass and is characterized by winding, narrow, tree-shaded streets and an eclectic combination of small, early-to mid-20th-century homes.

UPTOWN

Many of Uptown’s neighborhoods boast spectacular homes with tree-lined streets, child-filled playgrounds, and packed local restaurants. What sets Uptown apart are its school districts,

specifically Alamo Heights Independent School District and North East Independent School District. Only about four miles north of downtown, the incorporated cities of Alamo Heights and Terrell Hills have their own city halls, police and fire departments, and commercial shopping centers. Since development began in the early 20th century, both neighborhoods now offer a mix of historic and new-construction homes—quaint bungalows, ranch homes, impressive mansions, and environmentally sustainable LEED-certified homes. In Terrell Heights, to the north, 1940s and 1950s single-family homes are among the more modestly sized

and priced homes within the school district. Lincoln Heights, developed in the 1990s, offers larger luxury homes for larger luxury prices. The commercial strip of North Broadway, along with the Lincoln Heights shopping center and Quarry Market, offers Uptown residents a variety of upscale boutiques, retail chains, cafés, and professional offices. East of I-281, stately and stunning Olmos Park is Monte Vista’s northern neighbor with access to Alamo Heights ISD schools. This incorporated city offers convenient access to popular Uptown commercial shopping districts while supporting its own lively strip

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Neighborhood s of restaurants and shops along McCullough Avenue and Olmos Drive. Other nearby areas popular with families of school-age children are Oak Park, Northwood, Ridgeview, Shearer Hills, and Oakwell Farms. Just south of Loop 410, the majority of these more affordable Uptown neigh-

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NORTH LOOPS

From urban to suburban, the many neighborhoods, communities, and cities from

Loop 410 to just north of Loop 1604 have convenient access to everything San Antonio offers, including green spaces at McAllister Park, Hardberger Park, and the Salado Creek and Leon Creek Greenways. Shopping centers with large retail chains, smaller shops, restaurants, and office buildings ring this part of San Antonio, from the popular North Star Mall

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on 410 to the open-air, upscale Shops at La Cantera on 1604. Local boutiques and restaurants are scattered about these areas but mostly appear closer to residential areas. Residents in this area are close to the San Antonio International Airport and the South Texas Medical Center. With good schools, a convenient location, and an abundance of amenities, some

of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods lie between the north loops. Popular neighborhoods include Castle Hills and Bluffview, with a mix of early-20th-century and newer homes on large lots with beautiful landscaping; Hill Country Village and Hollywood Park, with a blend of country living and city convenience; and Deerfield and Inwood, featuring private

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Reach extension of the River Walk links Southtown neighborhoods and connects the residents to the parks and historical Spanish Colonial missions farther south.

community pools and other upscale recreational facilities. East of I-35, the incorporated city of Windcrest offers more-affordable housing options for families who hope to send their children to North East Independent School District (NEISD) schools. Northside Independent School District (NISD) also attracts many families, who move into modestly priced ranch-style homes, garden homes, and apartments in the Vance Jackson and Whispering Oaks areas. On the higher financial end, the separately incorporated town of Shavano Park offers large lots with large homes, mid-century and new construction, and the Elm Creek gated community encompasses 140 acres of commonly owned and maintained green spaces and walking trails. Loop 1604 (as well as its intersecting freeways of 1-10, 1-281, and I-35) has become a river of commercial development and is home to a wide range of neighborhoods, suburbs, and businesses unique to the Alamo City. North of 1604 and west of I-281, Stone Oak and Sonterra are master-planned, deedrestricted, and multi-use developments with many choices of gated communities. Both are within the boundaries of the North East Independent School District, thus making them attractive neighborhoods for families. East of 281 and also in NEISD, Encino Park and its surrounding subdivisions feature

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Neighborhood s newer-construction homes and numerous amenities. Approximately 20 miles north of downtown San Antonio on I-10, the Dominion is probably the best-known master-planned community because of its exclusivity, high security, and roster of famous residents. Designed by some of the city’s most renowned architects, the Dominion’s homes appear in a range of styles, many sitting on multi-acre estates. This community falls within the boundaries of Northside Independent School District.

MOVING SOUTH SOUTHTOWN (CENTRAL)

Directly south of downtown, Southtown is one of the hubs of the city’s developing visual arts and culinary scenes. Always active, this area overflows with people on First Fridays when the streets fill with local artist booths and live music. The Mission Reach extension of the River Walk links Southtown neighborhoods and connects the residents to the parks and historical Spanish Colonial missions farther south. King William’s stunning

Greek Revival, Victorian, and Italianate mansions rest along the banks of the San Antonio River. Smaller but still impressive bungalows extend over to the east side of South Alamo Street, and previously abandoned warehouses have been converted into hip multifamily dwellings and apartments. The area’s newest residential developments include Southtown Flats, Steel House Lofts, and, close enough to claim, the Peanut Factory Lofts just west of I-10. The oldest existing neighborhood in San Antonio, Lavaca has been experiencing a considerable revival. This more affordable neighborhood’s smaller homes are quickly being restored and renovated to accommodate the influx of married couples and young families, and home values are rapidly increasing. At its northeastern border, the Hemisview Apartments offer mixed-income possibilities for a variety of residents. Farther south, the single-family homes of the gradually improving Roosevelt Park and Lone Star areas offer the most affordable prices in the Southtown area.

SOUTHERN & SOUTHWESTERN SUBURBS

A variety of suburbs with moremodest, affordable homes lies south of I-10 with schools served by Southside ISD, Harlandale ISD, and South San Antonio ISD. Originally the site of a U.S. Army Air Corps base, Brooks now

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MOVING EAST DIGNOWITY HILL (CENTRAL)

Just east of downtown sits the historical district of Dignowity Hill, currently undergoing a revitalization. Other neighborhoods on the east side enjoy convenient access to the Alamodome and the AT&T Center, home of the San Antonio Spurs. The Dignowity Park Project currently under development will bring together the Eastside’s “twin” parks to create a lush “urban oasis” with views from the highest point overlooking San Antonio’s cityscape. As Dignowity revitalization expands, bordering neighborhoods Denver Heights, Jefferson Heights, and Harvard Place/

Eastlawn should also see improvement.

lectures draw crowds from all over San Antonio to Avenida.

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The Avenida Guadalupe Association is working to revitalize and support the mostly Hispanic/Latino neighborhoods to the west of downtown and promote local culture. The historic Guadalupe Theatre anchors the neighborhood, and the Plaza Guadalupe, a beautiful park, and El Progreso Hall serve as gathering places for the community. El Parian Business Center provides low-cost office space and stimulates activity in the area. Festivals, concerts, and

The neighborhoods of Woodlawn Lake, Jefferson, and Monticello Park comprise single-family homes in an eclectic variety of sizes and styles, reflecting the vibrant mix of residents. A drive down the gallery-filled, artcovered commercial corridor on Fredericksburg Road makes evident the neighborhood’s popularity with artists and the artists’ love of their community. Area teens have the pleasure of attending classes in the architecturally stunning Thomas Jefferson High School, part of the San Antonio ISD.

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HEALTH CHRISTUS SANTA ROSA HEALTH SYSTEM UNIVERSITY HEALTH SYSTEM AUDIE L. MURPHY MEMORIAL VETERANS HOSPITAL BAPTIST HEALTH SYSTEM SAN ANTONIO MILITARY HEALTH SYSTEM METHODIST HEALTHCARE NIX HEALTH

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CHRISTUS SANTA ROSA HEALTH SYSTEM

The CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System includes four full-service hospital locations: Alamo Heights; at the Medical Center; Westover Hills; and in New Braunfels. The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word formed the original hospital (Santa Rosa

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Health & Wellnes s Infirmary) in 1869, and it was renamed Santa Rosa Hospital in 1930. Today it remains the only Catholic nonprofit system in the area. A proud centerpiece of the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System is Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, which opened in 1959 and was the first hospital in the area solely focused on children’s health care. Since its opening, Children’s Hospital has added a children’s dental clinic, a surgical tower, and a pediatric orthopedic unit. While those milestones are remarkable, they aren’t enough for CHRISTUS. In the spring of 2012, conversion and renovation of the CHRISTUS downtown campus into a

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freestanding children’s hospital totaling 800,000 square feet was approved. Support and guidance partnerships were developed with the Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital, UT Health Science Center, and Vanguard Health Systems. These partnerships have afforded specialists, ideas, and technologies at the hospital, and have created learning opportunities for those entering the medical field.

UNIVERSITY HEALTH SYSTEM & AUDIE L. MURPHY MEMORIAL VETERANS HOSPITAL University Health System is a nationally recognized teaching hospital and network of outpatient healthcare centers owned by

the people of Bexar County. In partnership with UT Health San Antonio, it is consistently recognized as a leader in advanced treatment options, new technologies and clinical research. University Hospital’s Emergency Department is the most experienced in the region, staffed entirely with board-certified emergency medicine physicians. University Hospital is also the premier trauma center for a vast, 22-county region of South Texas and home to the highest designated pediatric trauma center in the region, and the only center in South Texas able to care for children with serious burns. Also affiliated with UT Health is the Audie L. Murphy Memo-

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rial Veterans Hospital, part of the South Texas Veterans Health Care System. ALMMVH includes a substance abuse residential rehabilitation treatment program, a spinal cord injury center, a domiciliary, and the Community Living Center. ALMMVH provides quaternary services including bone marrow transplantation, open-heart surgery, magnetic resonance imaging, and positron emission tomography. A Level II research facility, ALMMVH sponsors projects that examine diabetes, cancer, cardiac surgery, HIV, and aging. It is also home to one of the VA’s three National Institutes of Health-sponsored clinical research centers. The Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) is also a “center of excellence”.

BAPTIST HEALTH SYSTEM

In 1903, the Physicians’ and Surgeons’ Hospital was founded by members of the Bexar County Medical Society and a group of businessmen and professionals known as the San Antonio Associated Charities. A century later, five hospitals (Baptist Medical Center, Mission Trail, North Central, Northeast, and St. Luke’s) make up what is today known as the Baptist Health System. One shared mission unites and drives the system: to help people achieve health for life through compassionate service inspired by faith. Specialty services at Baptist include cardiac care, emergency

care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, surgery, and women’s health. BHS is also a participant in Target: Stroke Honor Roll, the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association quality improvement program. The goal of the program is to improve outcomes for ischemic stroke patients by making sure that patients receive the medical treatment they need in less than the national goal of 60 minutes. Baptist’s commitment to excellence in stroke care was recently honored by the AHA/ ASA with the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. They were the first hospital system in Texas to achieve that distinction.

Clover welcomes you to San Antonio. Clover Medicare Advantage plans have a $0 monthly premium and include Part D drug coverage. Some plans offer dental benefits, and we may be able to help you get back up to $102 on your Part B premium every month. You may be eligible to enroll in a Clover plan today. Call 1-800-934-1964* to learn more. cloverhealth.com *We are open from 8 am–8 pm local time, 7 days a week. From April 1st through September 30th, alternate technologies (for example, voicemail) will be used on the weekends and holidays. Clover Health is a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan and a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Clover Health depends on contract renewal. Y0129_8EX063_M

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SAN ANTONIO MILITARY HEALTH SYSTEM

The San Antonio Military Health System (SAMHS) is led by general officers from the various armed services and is responsible for providing management and oversight of business, clinical, and educational functions of all military health system medical treatment facilities located in the San Antonio metropolitan area. As one of the first enhanced multi-service markets, the SAMHS is comprised of USAF and USA units that include the 59th Medical Wing and Brooke Army 50

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Medical Center. The 59th Medical Wing includes the North Central Federal Clinic, Randolph Clinic, Reid Clinic, and Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center. Brooke Army Medical Center includes CPT Jennifer M. Moreno Primary Care Clinic, McWethy Troop Medical Clinic, San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC), Schertz Medical Home, Camp Bullis Taylor Burk Clinic, Corpus Christi Occupational Health Clinic, Center for the Intrepid, and Westover Hills Medical Home.

METHODIST HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

For more than half a century, the Methodist Healthcare System has provided world-class service to San Antonio and the surrounding areas through its nine acute care locations: Methodist Hospital, Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Hospital, Methodist Children’s Hospital, Methodist Heart Hospital, Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital, Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, Methodist Texan Hospital, Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, and Northeast Methodist Hospital.

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In 1963, Methodist Hospital opened with 175 beds as the first hospital in the South Texas Medical Center. Today there are nearly 900 beds, and thousands of patients have been treated in many specialty areas, including cancer services, women’s health care, neurosurgery, bone marrow transplants, and wound care. In 2013, MHS announced an expansion and upgrade project that would provide a combined 445,000 square feet between the Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital. Construction began in 2014 and was completed in 2017. Two new patient towers were built, expansions made to the adult and children’s emergency departments as well as to surgical and women’s services, in addition to a new parking garage. Since the renovations, more than 90 percent of all patient rooms are now private.

panded its scope of services and continues to provide a different kind of healthcare that maintains a patient-centered environment. Nix physicians, nurses and administrators work in a true culture of collaboration for the good of the patient allowing an offering of unfragmented and compre-

hensive care. Nix Health provides an expertise of multiple disciplines in several convenient locations, including Nix Medical Center, Nix Specialty Health Center, Nix Behavioral Health Center, Nix Sleep Clinic, Nix Alamo Heights, and Nix Home Care.

NIX HEALTH

In 1930, the Nix Professional Building was established in the heart of downtown San Antonio. Now known as Nix Medical Center, Joseph M. Nix developed this adventurous concept of a multi-million dollar structure that would house a hospital, physician offices and a parking garage. The unique concept, a “medical mall”, was the first of its kind in the United States and it transformed the face of healthcare in San Antonio and South Texas. Over the years, Nix Health Care System has dramatically exw w w. s a c h a m b e r. o r g

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Education is one of life’s most important investments, and when San Antonio’s students cross the stage at graduation, what they have achieved will benefit them, their families, and their community. Whether you’re looking for an accredited day care center for your toddler or a world-recognized teaching hospital, you’re

likely to find a good match for your criteria in SA.

EARLY EDUCATION & CHILD CARE

A variety of early education and child care offerings are available for families in the San Antonio area. Many private organizations, both secular and religious, offer

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day care and pre-kindergarten programs. Tuition rates vary dramatically depending on program amenities and child-teacher ratio. Families in search of accredited programs or a list of helpful questions to ask when looking for a program may wish to consult the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) website. San Antonio currently has 33 programs that are accredited by the NAEYC. In an effort to improve the quality of education in San Antonio, the Pre-K 4 SA program offers high-quality pre-kindergarten services for four-year-old children. The full-day program is free for qualifying students and also accepts tuition-paying students. Experienced educators teach a high-quality curriculum with bilingual options. Healthy meals and snacks are provided at no extra cost, and transportation is available. Admission is based on a lottery system. Another early childhood education option for qualifying families is the City of San Antonio’s Head Start program, which provides center-based educational and family-strengthening services to eligible children, aged three to five, and their families.

levels: elementary schools for kindergarten through fifth grade, middle schools for grades 6 through 8, and high schools for grades 9 through 12. Texas state law mandates that schools maintain an average student-teacher ratio not to exceed 30:1, and 22:1 for grades K-4. Children who are five years old on or before September 1 of the school year attend kindergarten. In accordance with the No Child Left Behind educational reform act, Texas schools assess student knowledge and skills through standardized tests, which are administered at specific grade levels. The San Antonio area is home to 17 Independent School Districts, which serve more than 340,000 students. Taking up most of the area of downtown San Antonio is the aptly named San Antonio ISD. Situated in the northeast direction from the central core of the city is Alamo Heights ISD, serving Alamo Heights, Olmos Park, Terrell Hills, and Terrell Heights. On ei-

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PUBLIC, CHARTER, & MAGNET SCHOOLS

Every child has a right to a free education, and San Antonio’s approximately 19 school districts help to provide children with a solid foundation. In general, schools are divided into three

ther side of the city, East Central ISD and Edgewood ISD fill additional areas within the city limits. On the southside, Harlandale ISD and South San Antonio ISD serve students closer in town, while Southwest ISD and Southside ISD extend further south into neighboring communities. Children in north central San Antonio attend two of the largest districts in the metro area: North East ISD and Northside ISD, both of which offer nationally ranked and recognized magnet high schools (public schools that concentrate in specific educational fields). Many residents in the far northeastern suburbs attend schools in Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD or Judson ISD, while those in the far southeastern suburb attend Floresville ISD. Students in the far northwest suburbs attend Medina Valley ISD. Independent school districts serving military bases Lackland, Fort Sam Houston, and Randolph Field occupy spaces in the southwest and northeast areas, respectively.

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San Antonio has seen increased interest in charter schools as well. These autonomous, open-enrollment institutions use state funding to provide innovative learning opportunities with greater flexibility than traditional public schools. Any student can attend so long as space is available, at which point admission is determined by lottery or some other method of selection depending on the charter network. In addition to the already-established KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program), three relatively new principle networks of charter schools—BASIS, Great Hearts, and IDEA—have been expanding into San Antonio. Promising challenging curricula that prepare students for collegiate and career success, schools within the BASIS San Antonio system emphasize science and technology while those in the Great Hearts Academy system promote a Liberal Arts curriculum with special attention to

“The Great Books”. Students at the Frank L. Madla Early College High School graduate with both a high school diploma and an associate degree from partner Palo Alto College at no cost. Among San Antonio’s most reputable non-public schools are Saint Mary’s Hall (pre-K through 12); San Antonio Academy (pre-K through 8); St. Luke’s Episcopal School (K through 8); Sunshine Cottage for Deaf Children (pre-K through 5); TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas (grades 6 through 12); and Keystone School (pre-K through 12). Serving the city’s considerable Catholic population are many respectable schools, including coed St. Anthony’s Catholic School (pre-K through 8); Holy Cross of San Antonio (grades 6 through 12); and Antonian High School. Providence Catholic School (grades 6 through 12) and Incarnate Word High School are SA’s all-girls Catholic schools, while boys attend Central Catholic High School. The websites for the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

and the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISASW) provide helpful resources for finding the best non-public school for your child. Another choice apart from traditional public schooling is homeschooling your child. For more information and support on homeschooling, contact San Antonio Home Education or the Christian-based organization FEAST (Family Educators Alliance of South Texas).

HIGHER EDUCATION

More than 150,000 students attend San Antonio’s 15 colleges and universities, which include public universities University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas A&M University–San Antonio, and the five colleges of Alamo Community District. Private institutions include St. Mary’s University, the University of Incarnate Word, Our Lady of the Lake University, Trinity University, and Wayland Baptist University. In 2017, U.S. News & World Report identified SA’s Trinity University as the No. 1 university in the western region.

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Developing young men of character through faith, leadership, and academics

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Higher learning happens outside of traditional classrooms as well. The acclaimed Culinary Institute of America built its most recent campus in the historic Pearl Brewery Complex, and in 2016, University Health System ranked second in the world for the quality and success of its workforce learning programs. Military veterans in San Antonio may qualify for education benefits under both the federal-issued GI Bill and the state-issued Hazlewood Act. Under the latter, veterans, spouses, and dependent children may receive an education benefit of up to 150 hours of tuition exemption, including most fee charges, at public institutions of higher education in Texas.

San Antonio is served by the San Antonio Public Library system, a network of 31 libraries, collectively offering an impressive list of services both on-site and online, including ESL-learning programs, a jobs and small business center, and online career services and software tutorials. Borrow a laptop and access free WiFi. Digital downloads of books and periodicals are available online. San Antonio is also proud to host the country’s first 100 percent digital library. Library-card-holding Bexar County residents enjoy access to BiblioTech’s 10,000-title digital library, and can check out e-readers, too. Now with three sites, BiblioTech aims to reach

every Bexar County resident. The City of San Antonio Department of Human Services website discusses educational services, such as child care assistance and after-school programs, as well as scholarships, internships, and free college counseling. Located downtown and online, the Dr. Manuel P. Berriozábal Café College is a onestop free resource for all things college-related. SA Youth dropout prevention and recovery programs keep at-risk youth focused on getting an education and preparing for the world of work. SA Youth Literacy reading programs focus on early intervention and promote literacy skills for early-elementary-age students.

CONTINUING EDUCATION & ENRICHMENT

In 2018 the Alamo Colleges District received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. All five of the Alamo Community Colleges provide continuing education and certification programs, including those tailored especially for community organizations, businesses, industries, and the military. Independent school districts such as North East ISD offer an array of community education and enrichment courses, including classes on salsa dancing, investing, and preparation for the GED test, as well as classes just for students 50 and older. Many church and community organizations also provide educational and enrichment opportunities. w w w. s a c h a m b e r. o r g

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history, thanks to its military influence and preparedness. Expansion characterized the city’s military into the 20th century, leading to key developments at local bases and installations. But perhaps the most interesting chapter of the city’s military history has yet to be written. Texas boasts one of the

highest veteran populations in the country. More than 200,000 military personnel have chosen to retire in San Antonio, attracted no doubt by the city’s abundant natural resources, dynamic community, and rich heritage.

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San Antonio’s military community continues to grow and change. Joint Base San Antonio is the largest Joint Base in the Department of Defense boasting 10 major commands with 43 General Officers and Senior Executive Service Personnel and more historic buildings than Williamsburg, Virginia. With 266 Mission Partners, 565,000 total Personnel (Military and Civilian), JBSA brings $13 billion to the local economy and more than $125 million in local contracts. One in eight people in Bexar County are associated with the Military in some way. The San Antonio region is home to more than 1,000 civic leaders, four Congressional districts, four counties and 20 smaller communities that touch the Military community’s borders. JBSA is home to three of the Nation’s seven coterminous school districts with boundaries that reside completely on an installation– Lackland ISD, Fort SAM ISD and Randolph ISD. All three of these school districts have scored the highest “A” rating provided to a school district in the state of Texas. Joint Base San Antonio is made up of four installations: JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, JBSA-Lackland, JBSA-Randolph, and JBSA-Camp Bullis. As the military took root as Post at San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston was created on 93 acres donated by the city in the mid1840s. Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) opened at “Fort Sam” in 1938, helping to secure

the fort’s reputation as the home of military medicine. Sharing the BAMC campus is the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC), a cutting-edge facility that offers care to military personnel, their families, veterans, and civilians. The Center for the

Intrepid is located nearby. This $37 million rehabilitation facility works with amputees and other wounded military personnel. The Army Institute of Surgical Research, which operates the distinguished Army Burn Center, is also part of the campus.

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Adding to the first-rate medical service, Fort Sam Houston is the focal point for all military medical training. BAMC serves as the Department of Defense’s only Level 1 Trauma Care Center nationwide. Fort Sam also hosts the 502d Air Base Wing and Commander of Joint Base San Antonio, along with important Mission Partners such as US Army North; the Army’s Installation Management Command; US Army South; the Navy Medicine Education and Logistics Command; the Medical Education Training Campus, and more! Generations of pilots and other

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aviation personnel have trained at JBSA-Lackland, located southwest of the city and the home of the Air Force’s basic military training. 100% of Air Force Enlisted Basic Training, 100% of C-5M Training, along with F-16 Pilot Training and 100% of Military Working Dog Training is offered at Lackland. More than 30,000 recruits attend training on JBSA-Lackland each year, and nearly 800 graduate every Friday. Originally part of Kelly Field, Lackland also assists students from more than 100 countries with developing language proficiency at the Defense Language

Institute English Language Center. Also at Lackland are the 24th and 25th Air Force. Under Air Combat Command, the 24th and 25th Air Force will merge late summer of 2019 to better integrate cyber effects, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations, electronic warfare and information operations. Lackland also offers the unique Special Warfare Training Wing, the Air Force’s Special Operations training ground. In the northeastern part of San Antonio, JBSA-Randolph is home to the 19th Air Force (AF), who trains more than 30,000 U.S. and allied students annually in specialties ranging from aircrews, remotely piloted aircraft crews, and survival, escape, resistance, and evasion (SERE) specialists. The 12th Flying Training Wing supervises aviation training operations on two parallel runways. Randolph is also home to various Department of Defense entities such as the Air Force Personnel Center, which handles all Air Force human resource operations, and the Air Force Recruiting Command, which is home to all recruiting efforts nationwide. JBSA-Camp Bullis provides base operations support and training support to Joint Base San Antonio Mission Partners in order to sustain their Operational and Institutional training requirements. State of the art training facilities include firing ranges, simulation facilities, maneuver

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lands, and other training enablers and services that fully support the training requirement of the mission partners. Camp Bullis is a treasure of land established to keep our military missions running effectively through up to date and real-world training opportunities in a simulated combat environment.

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The San Antonio region has a long and successful track record of partnership activity and is proud to boast a long standing and very effective Public-Public, Public-Private partnership program hosted by the 502d Air Base Wing and the US Air

Force. Together, the program has garnered in excess of $66M in benefits to the JBSA community as well as $50M in Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grants and more than $7M in REPI program funds. The partnership also paved the way (no pun intended) for the Air Force’s first IGSA paving project which started April 2019 and will save more than $300K plus 150 days of processing. Through JBSA and City of San Antonio’s area development planning, the region can ensure compatible development of the areas surrounding the installations to achieve better efficiencies and ensure the protection of current missions, as well as to allow the opportunity

for growth of future missions. Continued synergies that provide for continued mutual growth and benefits is the goal for JBSA into the extended future. With priorities of supporting the quality of life of our Service Members and their families; highlighting the quality of education for our military dependents– both in K-12 and higher education; focusing on military spouse employment challenges; as well opportunities for our military to transition out of the service and into a meaningful civilian career, we are excited to show our Military neighbors that we are “Military City USA” in word and in deed.

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Geekdom 110 E Houtson St., 7th Fl. San Antonio, TX 78205 210-373-6730 geekdom.com

Port San Antonio 907 Billy Mitchell Road San Antonio, TX 78226-1802 210-362-7800 www.portsanantonio.us/jobs

We are a community that fuels ideas, build’s teams, provides learning and creates startups. Come innovate with us today!

Port San Antonio is a 1,900-acre industrial complex, home to over 80 private and public organizations centered in the cybersecurity, aerospace, logistics/manufacturing, and government/military sectors.

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EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS Gueldner Electric 247 W. Olmos Dr. San Antonio, TX 78212 210-828-1378 www.gueldnerelectric.com Family Owned - 3rd Generation • Over 60 Years of Service • Commercial, Residential & Industrial areas • Electrical Work • Repair Service & Data • Design Build & Control Wiring • Free Estimates Available • Licensed & Bonded • BBB Accredited • TECL 28802

Alamo Heights ISD 7101 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 210-804-7564 www.ahisd.net At the Heart of Alamo Heights ISD...our Students!

CREDIT UNIONS North East ISD 8961 Tesoro Dr. San Antonio, TX 78217 210-407-0000 neisd.net

United Texas Credit Union 5500 UTSA Boulevard San Antonio, TX 78249 210-561-4500 utxcu.com Everything big banks offer, plus one thing they don’t: personal, caring service. Those who live, work, worship or attend school in Bexar, Kendall, or Comal County west of US Hwy 281 can join and experience our service, that’s friendly, done right.

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North East ISD has 70+ schools and magnet programs and serves approximately 65,000 students. It is the second largest school district in San Antonio. Serving the community for more than 60 years, NEISD has a long standing Tradition of Excellence.

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Wayland Baptist University 11550 IH 35 North San Antonio, TX 78233 210-590-5630 www.wbu.edu WBU is committed to educating students in a quality and distinctively Christian environment in a wide range of degree programs in business, computer science, nursing, teacher education, counseling, etc. Go to www.sa.wbu.edu for more.

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ENGINEERS & SURVEYORS

Scott Felder Homes 16103 Via Shavano San Antonio, TX 78249 210-807-8244 www.scottfelderhomes.com

CDS Muery was established in San Antonio in 1988, with a desire to improve the quality of life in the communities they serve. With more than 100 employees providing civil engineering and land surveying services, CDS Muery is committed to responsiveness and reliability.

Scott Felder Homes is honored to be recognized as a fourteen time “Volume Builder of the Year”. Innovative designs, custom features, desirable locations, high quality construction and energy efficiency earmark the standards for which Scott Felder Homes is best known.

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Akin Doherty Klein & Feuge P.C. 8610 N. New Braunfels Ave., Ste. 101 San Antonio, TX 78217 210-829-1300 adkf.com We are a full-service accounting firm specializing in a broad range of tax, audit, bookkeeping and consulting services to help our clients meet their personal and business goals.

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System 100 NE Loop 410, Ste. 800 San Antonio, TX 78216 210-704-3542 christussantarosa.org The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio 333 N. Santa Rosa St. San Antonio, TX 78207 210-704-2011 www.CHofSA.org

HOTELS/MOTELS

The Menger Hotel celebrates its 160th anniversary all year long. Guestrooms offer a variety of options infused with historic charm and modern comforts. Enjoy outstanding service, full service restaurant and bar, outdoor pool, garden and close proximity to The Alamo and River Walk.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Antonio Medical-Six Flags 11010 W. Interstate 10 San Antonio, TX 78230 210-561-9058 www.staysanantoniohie.com Located off Interstate 10 in between the MedCenter and Six Flags. Our hotel’s location and extra amenities combine to create an unforgettable stay for our guests. Ask for “Sales” to discuss special relocation/corporate rates, and to ensure we meet your needs.

HEALTH CARE SERVICES

CentroMed 3750 Commercial Ave. San Antonio, TX 78221 210-922-7000 CentroMedSA.com CentroMed is a non-profit health care agency that has been serving the community since 1973. We provide a full range of health care services to all ages, with 20 convenient locations to serve you. Free Pregnancy Testing. Hablamos Español.

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Holiday Inn San Antonio Market Square 318 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. San Antonio, TX 78204 210-225-3211 www.holidayinn.com/sat-downtown

Emily Morgan Hotel - a DoubleTree by Hilton 705 E. Houston Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 225-5100 emilymorganhotel.com Upscale Historic Hotel just steps away from the Alamo in the heart of downtown. A boutique hotel experience featuring premium Guest Rooms and Suites, Oro Restaurant and Bar, Outdoor Heated Pool, Meeting Space and Fitness Center.

Our hotels location near Market Square makes it easy to discover the unique melting pot of history and beauty in the city. The hotel’s location is also near the Riverwalk, a must-see waterway that links all of San Antonio’s major attractions together.

Residence Inn San Antonio Airport/ Alamo Heights 1014 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78209 210-805-8118 www.marriott.com/satap

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Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/ Alamo Plaza 425 Bonham San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-5555 www.marriott.com/satrw

The Crockett Hotel 320 Bonham St. San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-6500 www.crocketthotel.com Located just a few steps from the Alamo, the Crockett exudes San Antonio’s flair for independence, romance and family fun. Enjoy our beautiful guestrooms and suites with free WiFi, an outdoor swimming pool, & special amenities for their four-legged traveling companions. All rates include breakfast

Redding Law, PLLC 5715 Broadway St., #2 San Antonio, TX 78209 210-320-0444 cameronredding.com Respecting the Past. Maximizing Present Opportunities. Building Future Legacies. Boutique law firm offering concierge-style services including: Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning, Business Entities, Family Business Planning, Probate, & Non-Profits.

MANUFACTURING & DISTRIBUTION

Toyota Lift of South Texas is your authorized Toyota Lift Truck dealer with locations in San Antonio, Austin, Pharr, Laredo, and Corpus Christi. Call us at 1-800-289-5438 for help with all of your material handling needs.

Hydraulic Supply & Service Co. 11015 Iota Dr. San Antonio, TX 78217 210-654-6475 hydraulicsupply.com Hydraulic Supply & Service Co. is a fluid power distributor providing sales, service, and manufacturing to the South Texas industrial community for the past 40 years.

INSURANCE Clover Health Medicare Advantage 18911 Hardy Oak Blvd. San Antonio, TX 78258 210-396-2616 www.cloverhealth.com

MORTGAGES PrimeLending 270 N. Loop 1604 E., Ste. 310 San Antonio, TX 78232 210-494-2660 www.PrimeLendingSA.com

MUSEUMS The Alamo 321 Alamo Plaza, Ste. 200 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-1391 www.thealamo.org Witte Museum 3801 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 210-357-1900 www.WitteMuseum.org

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Toyota Lift of South Texas 4001 N. PanAm Expy. San Antonio, TX 78219 210-351-9500 doggett.com

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NVOP is an employment and training agency for veterans. Produces corrugate boxes and kitting assembly.

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The Doseum 2800 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 210-2124453 thedoseum.org

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Benchmark Business Solutions 224 E. Ramsey Road San Antonio, TX 78216 210-979-0123 benchmarkyouroffice.com Benchmark, an authorized Platinum Xerox Sales Agent, provides document solutions, technology, and supplies with unparalleled service before and after the sale. Our tenured team of professionals are standing by to provide you “service that’s unduplicated.”.

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Keith Zars Pools 17427 San Pedro Avenue San Antonio, TX 78232 210-494-0800 www.keithzarspools.com

Affinity at Monterrey Village 9003 Vista West Dr. San Antonio, TX 78245 210-674-4663 www.affinityatmonterreyvillage.com

RESTAURANTS

India Oven 1031 Patricia Dr., Ste. 106 San Antonio, TX 78213 210-366-1030 www.indiaovensa.com

Keith Zars Pools has designed and constructed more than 9,000 pools and is the largest swimming pool builder in Texas. We are dedicated to creating breathtaking custom swimming pools that are as unique and special as each of our clients.

Affinity is an active lifestyle community, the first of its kind in a brand-new category of adult living. It was specifically designed for active, not necessarily retired people who like to socialize, enjoy unique amenities, and will always have something to do.

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper, REALTORS 18756 Stone Oak Pkwy., Ste. 301 San Antonio, TX 78258 210-483-7035 cbharper.com

HomeRiver Group 2141 NW Military Hwy San Antonio, TX 78213 (210) 340-1717 www.HomeRiverSanAntonio.com The team of San Antonio property managers at HomeRiver Group is committed to helping both owners & renters enjoy an exceptional rental experience. We work with investors of all sizes to list their properties & increase the value of their assets.

REAL ESTATE Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty 6606 N. New Braunfels San Antonio, TX 78209 210-944-4763 www.kuperrealty.com Portfolio Real Estate KW 10 Dominion Dr. San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 698-9996 www.SAPortfolioRealEstate.com

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We offer fresh, innovative Indian cuisine at moderate prices, along with an extensive selection of wine, beer, and traditional Indian drinks. We invite you to come experience our carefully prepared authentic dishes from the history of Northern India.

India Palace Restaurant 8474 Fredericksburg Rd., Ste. 100 San Antonio, TX 78229 210-692-5262 indiapalacesatx.com You’ll find a variety of dishes at our lunch and dinner buffets. Items range from appetizers to deserts, so bring your stomach and enjoy allyou-can-eat Indian cuisine.

Lynn Knapik Real Estate LLC 312 Pearl Pkwy., #2401 San Antonio, TX 78215 210-884-5774 www.LynnKnapik.com We’re urban dwellers. We live, work and play here and we understand the urban core of San Antonio. But we also know the rest of our exciting city. We can help you make the right decision in finding the part of town that fits you and your lifestyle.

Swasey Sells San Antonio Real Estate Brokers 10702 Cactus Way Helotes, TX 78023 617-281-6846 www.swaseysellssa.com A Residential Real Estate Agency based in San Antonio - proudly serving the South Texas Medical Center and surrounding areas. Dedicated professionals committed to helping you find that special place to call home.

Landry’s Seafood 517 N. Presa St. San Antonio, TX 78205 210-229-1010 landrysseafood.com Located along the River Walk, Landry’s Seafood House offers quality-driven, seasonallyinspired seafood and steaks. For exceptional riverfront dining, join us on the patio, main dining room, or 512 Lounge for happy hour. Private dining. Kids menu.

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen The Rim - Next to Bass Pro 17907 IH-10 W. San Antonio, TX 78257 844-853-7335 www.ilovepdfk.com Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen caters to those that appreciate soul satisfying meals. Our guests reconnect while enjoying true southern comfort food and hospitality. Choose from family-style dining or single serve options, Y’all!

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SCHOOLS - PRIVATE Central Catholic High School 1403 N. St. Mary’s St. San Antonio, TX 78215 210-225-6794 www.cchs-satx.org

SENIOR RETIREMENT SERVICES Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Concord Plaza (Near the Quarry) 7720 Jones Maltsberger Rd. San Antonio, TX 78216 Reservations 210-821-5051 ruthschrisSA.com Serving the finest aged, corn-fed Prime steaks & fresh seafood available. Dinner 7 nights a week and open for Friday Power Lunch. Free Valet parking. Beautiful prime bar, patio & private dining rooms. Sizzle, Swizzle & Swirl Happy Hour every day from 4:30 – 6:30 pm.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House, La Cantera (In front of the Eilan Hotel) 17803 La Cantera Terrace, Ste. 8110 San Antonio, TX 78256 Reservations 210-538-8792 ruthschrisSA.com Serving the finest aged, corn-fed Prime steaks & fresh seafood available. Dinner 7 nights a week and open for Friday Power Lunch. Free Valet parking. Beautiful prime bar, patio & private dining rooms. Sizzle, Swizzle & Swirl Happy Hour every day from 4:30 – 6:30 pm.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House, River Walk (In the Grand Hyatt) 600 E. Market St. San Antonio, TX 78205 Reservations 210-227-8847 ruthschrisSA.com Serving the finest aged, corn-fed Prime steaks & fresh seafood available. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week. Free Valet parking. Beautiful prime bar, patio & private dining rooms. Sizzle, Swizzle & Swirl Happy Hour every day from 3:00 – 7:00 pm.

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The County Line 111 W. Crockett St., #104 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-229-1941 countyline.com/river_walk_san_antonio_tx/ Located in downtown San Antonio on the historic River Walk. The County Line is in the South Bank Complex next door to the Hard Rock Cafe. It’s a great place to enjoy a plate of legendary Texas bar-b-q and an ice cold beer or margarita.

The Guenther House 205 East Guenther San Antonio, TX 78204 210-227-1061 www.guentherhouse.com Carl Hilmar Guenther, the founder of Pioneer Flour Mills, built this elegant home on the San Antonio River in 1859. Beautifully restored, The Guenther House welcomes visitors as a restaurant, gift shop, museum, and special events venue.

The Lion & Rose British Restaurant & Pub 17627 La Cantera Pkwy. - The Rim, #103 San Antonio, TX 78257 210-798-5466 (lion) thelionandrose.com

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Blue Skies of Texas 5100 John D Ryan Blvd San Antonio, TX 78245 210-568-3200 www.blueskiesoftexas.org

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SHOPPING CENTERS Alamo Quarry Market 255 E. Basse Road San Antonio, TX 78209 210-824-8885 www.quarrymarket.com

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TITLE COMPANIES Independence Title Company Corporate Office 300 Austin Hwy., Ste. 200 San Antonio, TX 78209 210 -237-4604 independencetitle.com At Independence Title Company, our focus is on you. We offer the best in title examination, underwriting resources, statewide connectivity, business tools, and brainpower. We’re locally grown and nationally supported.

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What do you get when you mix the excitement of Fiesta and hundreds of students, investors, executives, government partners, and entrepreneurs? SA Tech Trek!

Convene The Chamber created the first ever National Cyber Signing Day at the 2018 NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference. Together with local industry and education partners, we celebrated students entering cybersecurity degree programs, the military, and the workforce.

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Connect Every month, the 300-member Cyber Industry Council convenes to discuss the strategic vision for SATX’s cybersecurity ecosystem. The community’s culture of security and collaboration is unmatched.

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The Chamber for Tech Did you know that San Antonio is home to the second largest concentration of cybersecurity professionals in the United States? A department within the Chamber of Commerce, the CyberSecurity San Antonio program (CSSAtx) convenes, connects, and brands San Antonio’s cybersecurity ecosystem. In collaboration with highly engaged stakeholders, CSSAtx is organized into five core focus areas: military and government affairs, innovation and economic development, talent and workforce development, global engagement, and sustainability. Join us!

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San Antonio Relocation Guide 2019-2020  

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