San Antonio, TX
It’s no secret that Texas as a whole is attracting companies from the expensive east and west coasts with its lower taxes and business-friendly climate but San Antonio usually isn’t mentioned among the cities benefiting from the relocations. It should be. Along with Austin, Dallas and Houston (the largest city in Texas), San Antonio is growing and attracting many new tech companies and startups, ranging from cybersecurity and cloud computing to healthcare and aerospace. More than 20 bioscience companies have headquarters in San Antonio.
Japanese plastics manufacturer, Nissei, has announced plans to consolidate its American operations in San Antonio, joining Pabst Brewing; Saueressig Engineering, a battery manufacturer; and tech company Skipcart in their recent relocations to the city.
Aerospace and financial services are also large parts of San Antonio’s business community. More than 100,000 people work in the financial industry while aerospace is so important the city has its own FAA-accredited school, the Alamo Aerospace Academy. It has classes in the manufacturing and repair of everything from small airplanes to jumbo jets.
There are two Fortune 500 companies in San Antonio, Valero Energy and USAA. Valero managed to stay on the 2021 list by concentrating on renewable fuels after devastating losses in the oil-refining industry during the pandemic.
Have Some Fun
Whether going to San Antonio, a city of almost 1.5 million people that is located 190 miles southwest of Houston, to remember the Alamo or do business with its wide-range of businesses, chartering a private jet from FlyUSA will get you there in comfort and style.
And there are plenty of great places to get together during or after the business day. One thing every visitor has to do (besides visiting The Alamo, of course) is stroll along San Antonio’s legendary downtown River Walk, a gorgeous 15-mile stretch along the San Antonio River where cypress and city meet. Catch a river taxi or walk up to one of the city’s many barbecue and other restaurants.