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The essence of opportunity in San Antonio is ignited by the City’s unique ability to seamlessly fuse the past with the future – crystalizing the pride of the old while absorbing the promise of the new. The local community has evolved into an interwoven entity that gracefully blends ideas and customs to create an urban platform that not only acknowledges growth and success, but is its greatest advocate.
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Once known for its commitment to tradition, San Antonio has emerged as a renaissance city that is said to be the poster child of what booming American cities will look like in the future. The regeneration of urban space has created a culture that is not only unique to Texas, but the entire United States. Iconic areas such as The Pearl and Southtown are prime examples of how the City is resparking its appeal and repurposing historic areas to offer contemporary value. Young professionals, established businesses and fresh start ups that crave an environment in which to thrive and catapult their ideas and aspirations will all find their niche and contribute to the movement of boundless possibilities.
Innovation flows throughout San Antonio through business, development and particularly the art scene. The City’s contemporary art sphere has continued to expand over the past few decades as a result of key institutions that encourage artistic expression in endless forms, such as The Blue Star and Artpace. Still, the impact of the past remains prominent as some of San Antonio’s most memorable artistic attributes are its historic-based festivals, like Fiesta, and its famous architectural time portals known as the San Antonio Missions.
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With nearly 300 years as a city, it is without question that hints of San Antonio’s antiquity seep into its current position as a modern frontier. The evolution of the City as a Spanish trading post into a diverse, multi-sector economy exhibit the City’s capacity to embrace, adapt and succeed in a global environment that continues to advance and expand.