About San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas is the seventh largest city in the United States and is located along the South Central IH-35 Corridor. The metropolitan area is one of the fastest growing in the nation and is in close proximity to other major centers of business, including Austin, Dallas, Houston and Laredo.
According to the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, the cost of living is nearly 10 percent below the U.S. average, allowing residents and companies alike to enjoy affordable living in a cultural and business-savvy city.
Home prices in San Antonio are more than 35 percent below the U.S. median and are less than half the cost of comparable housing in some cities in California and the East Coast.
San Antonio’s utility rates are among the lowest in the United States and companies who relocate here immediately enjoy the low cost of doing business. For more information about San Antonio’s utility providers, please visit CPS Energy and San Antonio Water System.
Aside from being affordable, companies take advantage of highly skilled workers who are educated in the city’s reputable school districts and in the multiple universities and colleges located here.
Like many cities across the country, San Antonio has a council-manager form of government. Voters elect a mayor and ten council members. It is the responsibility of the eleven-member City Council to pass laws and policies, and the City Manager, who serves as San Antonio’s chief administrator, is responsible for implementing the actions and policies of the council by administering the day-to-day operation of the organization.
When it’s time for fun, few U.S. cities can match the variety of events and attractions like the Alamo, the River Walk, SeaWorld and Six Flags Fiesta Texas. History buffs can partake in the city’s rich traditions, while sports fanatics can enjoy a wide range of sports, including the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs.
San Antonio Economic Development Rankings:
- The Milken Institute ranks San Antonio No. 1 for top performing cities of 2011.
- Forbes ranks San Antonio 2nd on list of America’s Fastest Recovering Cities.
- Brookings Institution Ranks San Antonio a Top Economic Performer.