According to Jenna Saucedo-Herrera, quoted in Texas CEO Magazine, “In 5 to 10 years, you will not recognize the San Antonio you are experiencing today.” Herrera, the president and CEO of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (SAEDF), has ambitious plans for the future of San Antonio.
Already, large corporations are flocking to the city. CaptureRx, a healthcare IT company serving more than 2,700 pharmacies and 500 hospitals, plans to expand and relocate their headquarters to San Antonio. The city is also one of two finalists for the location of 500 new jobs from the television-streaming giant, Hulu. San Antonio is also investing in large companies in order to strengthen the relationship between the city and the corporations. The San Antonio City Council recently authorized the SAEDF to invest in bioAffinity Technologies. As a part of the agreement, bioAffinity will more than double its current workforce.
She believes that young professionals choose the city where they want to live, and then find a job. “That’s a different dynamic and we need to be that city they are looking for.” SAEDF aims to convert the many positives of living in San Antonio into economic growth.
4 Reasons to Live in San Antonio
San Antonio Weather
Year round, San Antonio experiences warm, sunny weather. Average summer temperatures hover around 84, while winter fluctuates around a balmy 53.
Over 100,000 students study at San Antonio’s 31 higher education institutions. Schools of all sizes and disciplines, from the liberal arts to law to religion, offer great educational opportunities for all.
Cost of Living
San Antonio’s competitive cost of living is slightly below the national average. The average cost of a home in San Antonio is $178,408, while the national average rests at $211,731. Renters can find two-bedroom apartments for around $1,000 per month.
Things to Do
When living in San Antonio, there is never a lack of exciting activity to pique your interest. From the history (Remember the Alamo!) to the culinary delights of many chef-driven restaurants to the renowned Riverwalk to the Spurs, San Antonio consistently offers an endless stream of entertainment and fun.
Herrera plans to take advantage of these benefits to accomplish three goals for the city: create a culture of collaboration and partnership, more successfully tell San Antonio’s story, and further develop the workforce.
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This is by no means a comprehensive list of everything great about San Antonio. Discover more reasons to live in San Antonio and learn more about the city here.