Jobs and economic competitiveness
Business attraction and retention
Employers want and need to be where they have access to a talented and well-educated workforce—the kind that gravitates to exciting, great places to live and work. And new, entrepreneurial companies need to be nurtured and supported.
San Antonio needs to continue to be an attractive place to do business to ensure that we can successfully attract new employers and retain and expand existing businesses. And, we must ensure that San Antonio is an attractive place for direct foreign investment and an ideal location for exporting goods and services. To do this, San Antonio needs to elevate our role in the regional, national and international economy and better coordinate efforts with regional partners to attract attention to the city.
As a major gateway city, San Antonio plays an important role facilitating trade between Mexico and South Central Texas. We have the required assets to increase export and trade activities on both a national and international scale. The 2015 Trade & Investment Strategy identifies ways of connecting San Antonio with economic opportunities around the world.