More recently, San Antonio has witnessed an explosion of professional-class Mexican migrants from major cities such as Monterrey, five hours south on I-35. While San Antonio has historically enjoyed several small, renowned liberal arts schools, it recently strengthened its public higher education. But as I discovered while living in San Antonio for six weeks this spring, these negative stereotypes are out of date. This was reaffirmed in July, when Travel+ Leisure magazine named San Antonio the friendliest city in the United States, according to reader surveys. If San Antonio continues to adopt new ideas to address its infrastructure and education challenges, it will continue to be an engine of regional growth and an example for other cities.
This has helped the company eradicate the middleman, selling energy to residents and businesses in San Antonio at a price between 10 and 20 percent lower than in Dallas and Houston. Secondly, and perhaps even more critically, San Antonio needs to continue to mobilize its minority population, primarily by improving its K-12 education system. This internal growth was shown on a map by the principal investigator at the Manhattan Institute, Aaron Renn, which shows what parts of the network of people in the United States are going to San Antonio. So he studied which city he should move to and, after combining several economic and quality of life factors, he chose San Antonio.
In addition to the three major economic drivers, San Antonio is expanding into manufacturing, aviation, finance, technology and education, all linked to some extent to the military. San Antonio also has great employment opportunities and companies desperate to hire, which explains wage growth. Their grandfather is USAA, a Fortune 500 firm based in northwest San Antonio that employs 17,000 people. The local community college system, Alamo Colleges, has partnered with Port San Antonio to establish workforce development programs, and its approximately 60,000 students focus on aerospace, manufacturing and IT.
With 1,451,853 inhabitants, San Antonio is the second most populous city in the state of Texas out of a total of 1,805 cities. Major major banking institutions include JP Morgan Chase, which employs 5000 local people, and Frost Bank, based in San Antonio. And to some extent, that “buzz” is now being felt in cities that offer opportunities in Texas, including San Antonio.