SAN ANTONIO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (SAEDF), San Antonio Greater Chamber of Commerce and local officials today announced that San Antonio has been highlighted in a new Enterprising Cities report, commissioned by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and prepared by Praxis Strategy Group.
“We need more policies like those implemented by the City of San Antonio, in partnership with the San Antonio Economic Foundation and the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, to drive stronger growth, competition, and success among businesses across the country.”
According to the report, San Antonio is a model for economic growth, aiming to create a “culture of business,” and bringing together the public and private sectors to support workforce development, infrastructure investment, business-friendly government, and private sector job creation.
“San Antonio is quickly becoming top of mind these days when employers are looking for a market that offers an environment of economic growth,” says SAEDF Chairman Steve Waters. “This report shows that San Antonio’s culture of business offers a formula for success that we intend to continue fostering.”
The Enterprising Cities report highlights seven cities—Dayton, Ohio; Irving, Texas; Memphis, Tennessee; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Antonio, Texas; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota—which in their own unique way are examples of how enterprise-friendly strategies and partnerships can create an environment in which free enterprise creates jobs and prosperity.
“This report is a testament to the fact that San Antonio is prepared for business,” says SAEDF President Mario Hernandez. “The collaboration among San Antonio’s community stakeholders, government entities and the business community is the reason why businesses are staying here, growing here and prospering in San Antonio.”
San Antonio has structured its economic development efforts around the idea of creating a “culture of business,” a model that incorporates environmentally friendly practices, growth of business and economic expansion.
By bringing together government, business, nonprofit, and educational leaders, San Antonio has been able to sustain growth and prosperity. With unemployment rates below the national average, and strong job growth, city leaders have been able to chart a course towards long-term success, providing jobs and opportunity for new and existing residents.
Al Martinez-Fonts, executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, says,“We need more policies like those implemented by the City of San Antonio, in partnership with the San Antonio Economic Foundation and the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, to drive stronger growth, competition, and success among businesses across the country.”
The Enterprising Cities report is available here.
About San Antonio Economic Development Foundation
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