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San Antonio is the smart choice for new and expanding companies from around the world because of its advantageous geographic location, economic stability, and rapidly growing workforce.
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San Antonio is the ideal environment for businesses of all sizes. Whether you're beginning your story, growing your footprint or continuing a thriving enterprise, San Antonio's business friendly environment promotes progress and growth. San Antonio maintains a skilled workforce bursting with vitality, built of professionals younger than the U.S. national average age. These key factors and so many more have provided uniquely beneficial circumstances for companies to include EY, Oracle, Microsoft, Medtronic, H-E-B, USAA, Whataburger, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas and more.View Graph
Ranked as the 7th largest city in America, San Antonio continues to grow as young professionals and businesses are taking notice of the abundant opportunity in San Antonio. The San Antonio MSA population has grown by 8% between 2013 and 2018 and is predicted to increase an additional 7% by 2023. San Antonio is also projected to welcome 1.1 million new residents by 2040 and demographically represents what the US will look like in the future. San Antonio stands as Bexar County’s largest city, accounting for almost 40% of the county’s geographic area and about 77% of the county’s estimated population. San Antonio encompasses a total geographic area of 467 square miles with a population density of 3,082 persons per square mile. The total land area for Bexar County is 1,247 square miles with a population density of 1,490 persons per square mile. Source: 2016 Census Bureau Household Income The 2018 median household income in San Antonio MSA was $56,495. Workers in the San Antonio-New Braunfels Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $22.21 in December 2018, about 9 percent below the nationwide average of $24.34, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Source: 2018 U.S. Census Data
San Antonio’s powerhouse employers support a healthy and diverse economy – a blend of well-established financial services, rapidly growing life sciences, a booming new energy sphere, a flourishing cybersecurity and technology field and a robust manufacturing sector that produces everything from aircraft to Toyota trucks. The city’s central location has made it the hub for trade and export throughout the U.S., North and South America. San Antonio’s employment in December 2018 was 1,150,484 compared to 1,136,835 in December 2017. The metro’s unemployment rate was 3.2% compared to 3.6% in Texas and 3.9% in the U.S in the same time period.
San Antonio is one of the largest cities in America, yet it continues to maintain a comparatively affordable cost of living coupled with big city amenities. The city’s cost of living only adds to San Antonio’s appeal as a frontier for high business growth and an alluring, affordable lifestyle that young professionals enjoy. San Antonio’s cost of living when compared to other cities is on average 13 percentage points lower, according to the Cost of Living Index published by the Council for Community & Economic Research (2018).
With 15 colleges and universities in the San Antonio area and a student population of over 160,000, our community enjoys the continual growth of a robust educated workforce. San Antonio’s higher education institutions offer a diverse range of studies including sciences, businesses, technology, and the arts, among many others.
San Antonio is Military City, USA and the home of military medicine. The community has carried a strong military presence for centuries. With 4 major military bases as part of Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA), it is no surprise that the city is home to one of the largest active and retired military populations in the nation. The military in San Antonio not only has brought a sense of pride to the city, but also strengthens the economy and has spurred dramatic growth and innovations in cybersecurity, technology and life sciences industries.
Randolph Air Force Base – Headquarters for Air Education and Training Command and the Air Force Military Personnel Center
Fort Sam Houston – Brooke Army Medical Center, Institute of Surgical Research, Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute
Lackland Air Force Base – Air Force Basic Training and headquarters for Air Force Intelligence Agency
Camp Bullis – Provides Base Operations Support and Training Support to JBSA
The following wage and benefit information is taken from the San Antonio Area Wage and Benefits survey published in 2015 by Werling and Associates. Ninety-three companies representing a wide cross-section of the greater San Antonio business community participated in the survey. The following data is intended to provide an indication of local trends and an overview of the total information available. Upon request, SAEDF can provide more specific wage data for companies interested in expanding into or relocating to the San Antonio market. Please contact us for more detailed information relevant to your organization’s needs.
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