Booz Allen Hamilton Selects Downtown San Antonio for Expansion
Today, the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation announces that Booz Allen Hamilton plans to expand its San Antonio operations and add 250 new high-wage, highly technical jobs in the urban core over the next five years. The planned expansion will increase Booz Allen’s current local workforce of more than 500 in San Antonio, pending local incentive approvals.
“Booz Allen has a strong presence in San Antonio through both our exceptional workforce and our deep involvement in the local community,” said Bob Miller, vice president at Booz Allen and head of the firm’s San Antonio office. “San Antonio provides a diverse, highly skilled talent pool that we look forward to further drawing on as we support our clients with mission-critical work in cybersecurity, intelligence, engineering, analytics and more.”
Headquartered in McLean, Va., Booz Allen is a global technology and management consulting firm that serves public- and private-sector clients across a range of industries. The firm has been active in the San Antonio community for years, creating job opportunities in cyber, artificial intelligence, immersive technologies, engineering and software development, and has many active local workforce development programs such as its Summer Games internship, Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program, Texas A&M Externship Program, and its sponsorship of CyberPatriot, a national youth cyber education program created by the Air Force Association (AFA).
“San Antonio is emerging as an international security hub and the cyber industry is central to this economic development strategy,” said Ron Nirenberg, Mayor of the City of San Antonio. “Booz Allen’s decision to add 250 high-income jobs in the downtown tech district is yet another indication that Military City U.S.A. is a quality place to invest.”
This represents the fourth Virginia-based company to invest in adding target industry jobs in San Antonio this year, further solidifying San Antonio’s position as a top tier cybersecurity market, second only in density to the Washington D.C. metro area.
“I am enthused that Booz Allen plans to invest in San Antonio by growing local, cybersecurity career opportunities,” stated Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff. “The company’s commitment to talent development through internships and student mentoring is well aligned with San Antonio’s industry-driven workforce development strategy.”
The company’s expansion will also open new opportunities for veterans who are transitioning from the military and seeking high-impact, mission-focused careers, as well as military spouses with diverse skillsets. Booz Allen has been recognized as a “Best Employer for Veterans” by Forbes Magazine, “Best of the Best” Veteran-Friendly Company by U.S. Veterans Magazine and “Top Military-Friendly Employer” by GI Jobs Magazine. It has also been named a “Best for Vets” Employer by Military Times for four consecutive years and one of Working Mother’s “100 Best Companies” for 20 consecutive years.
“San Antonio now represents a firm stronghold for Booz Allen with the largest share of the company’s Texas workforce,” said Jenna Saucedo-Herrera, President & CEO of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation. “We are ready to support this growth and ensure that Booz Allen remains competitively positioned to support any future growth in this market.”
Booz Allen currently occupies office space at the Weston Centre in downtown San Antonio where much of this growth is targeted to occur.
“This project is a win for San Antonio,” San Antonio City Manager Erik Walsh said. “We’re excited to support Booz Allen’s growth in our community through these new high-wage jobs and an increased investment to our local cybersecurity workforce.”
On May 2, the San Antonio City Council will vote on an incentive package for Booz Allen’s planned San Antonio expansion. Bexar County is also considering an incentive package to assist the company’s growth to be reviewed by Commissioners Court on May 7.
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