News for Economic

Friday, May 31, 2019
NATIONAL OFFICE – BKD CEO Ted Dickman is pleased to announce that Teegardin & Associates CPAs will join the firm effective June 1, 2019. “We want to extend a warm welcome to our new BKD team members,” said Dickman. “Teegardin & Associates’ commitment to client service and true expertise will help us achieve our goals as we move forward.” Teegardin & Associates—an Austin-based firm specializing ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release
Monday, June 18, 2018
  Workforce Solutions Alamo Releases May 2018 Job Market Information  (June 15, 2018) Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA) released information today indicating that the unemployment rate in the eight county San Antonio-New Braunfels metropolitan statistical area (MSA) rose to 3.2 percent in May. Since this time last year, 23,300 jobs have been added, resulting in a 2.2 percent increase.  The MSA ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
A statewide poll of business leaders shows they think Texas’ economy is on the right track but that public education needs more investment, divisive social debates should be avoided, and that the federal government needs to extend the North American Free Trade Agreement and address immigration reform.   The online poll of 454 chamber members across Texas was conducted between February 9 and 18 ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic
Monday, July 24, 2017
The 2017 BDO Manufacturing RiskFactor Report examines the risk factors in the most recent 10-K filings of the largest 100 publicly traded U.S. manufacturers in the food manufacturing, transportation, fabricated metals, machinery, plastics and rubber segments; the risks are analyzed and ranked by order of frequency cited.Next-Gen Manufacturing = Next-Level Risks Ready or not, the next generation of ...read more
Categories: Papers/Research, Economic
Monday, July 24, 2017
U.S. economic growth remains on track to expand by our forecast of 1.9 percent in 2017. The economy in the first quarter expanded at a 1.4 percent rate while growth in the second quarter is on track to increase by a more robust 2.5 percent. We anticipate solid, if unspectacular growth in the second half fueled by solid consumer spending, which is on track to increase by 3 percent in the second ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release
Friday, July 21, 2017
There are only three months until the start of the college basketball season and eight months until the Final Four® returns to San Antonio. As we prepare for the Road to the Final Four®, the San Antonio Local Organizing Committee invites you to hear from some of the best NCAA® Division I Men's Basketball coaches in the country discuss the upcoming season, past tournament experiences and the Final ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
Friday, June 23, 2017
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio™) and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth®) today announced agreements to grant exclusive global licenses for two unique biologic therapeutics to AlaMab Therapeutics Inc., a subsidiary of CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Ltd. The biologics will be developed into novel, first-in-class ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
San Antonio will host a CONCACAF (Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football) Gold Cup double-header in the Alamodome on July 16 featuring Curacao vs. Mexico and Jamaica vs. El Salvador. They are amoung 12 teams playing for the chance to advance to the championship at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA on July 26. Tickets can be purchased at GoldCup.org. The San ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Thursday, June 15, 2017
The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, today announced that Ruben A. Mesa, M.D., has been named director of the UT Health Cancer Center, beginning in August 2017.Dr. Mesa is professor of medicine and chair of the Division of Hematology & Medical Oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, and deputy director of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic, General News Article
Monday, May 15, 2017
Joe Brusuelas, Chief Economist, for RSM US LLP talks about what’s on the horizon for consumer products pricing in a rigorously cost-conscious marketplace.  The race to the bottomWhile most consumer products companies are focused on improving profitability this year, there is increased risk for many in this cost-competitive environment. Last year’s winners were largely within the value sector, ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Economic
Monday, May 01, 2017
Improving Corporate Earnings Drive Stocks Higher in First Quarter Taken from First Quarter Newsletter - April 24, 2017This quarter I could pretty much just repeat what I said about the stock market in the last edition of The Compass in January. Anyway, I’ll give it another run: As corporate earnings have continued to improve, stocks have continued to rally with just over a 6% return for the S&P ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Press Release, Fun Facts, Papers/Research, Economic, General News Article, Political
Monday, March 13, 2017
Texas A&M University-San Antonio is now designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education, which provides the university with greater access and broader eligibility for federal grant funding. HSIs are defined by Title V of the Higher Education Act as not-for-profit institutions of higher learning with a full-time equivalent (FTE) undergraduate student ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Thursday, February 23, 2017
The NCAA Final Four returns to San Antonio in 2018, and it is vital for the business community to show unified support for this exciting event that will showcase our community to a national audience and have tremendous economic impact. You can experience the excitement by purchasing a local contributor package! Included in your package are special event tickets, commemorative memorabilia and VIP ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Friday, February 17, 2017
Deal Flow Set to Improve and IPOs to Make a ComebackLast year proved to be a challenging year for the private equity (PE) industry as market instability and political uncertainty took hold worldwide. But 2017 has ushered in a more optimistic outlook, according to BDO’s Eighth Annual PErspective Private Equity Study, a survey of more than 200 fund managers across North America and Western ...read more
Categories: Economic
Monday, February 13, 2017
Hallmark University is Number One in San Antonio for Income Mobility A recent study published January 18, 2017 in The New York Times shows that Hallmark University is number one in San Antonio at moving their students up two or more income brackets. By analyzing the likelihood that students will benefit from upward income mobility after attending various nationwide colleges and universities, the ...read more
Categories: Education, Economic, Press Release
Thursday, January 12, 2017
The upset presidential election victory of Donald J. Trump and the Republican hold of the House of Representatives and the Senate signal major changes ahead in both the federal government’s approach to growth and the Federal Reserve’s approach to monetary policy. Most evident will be a return of supply-side tax cuts, large operating fiscal deficits and a move back toward more traditional ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Economic
Monday, January 09, 2017
On Monday, San Antonio Mayor Ivy R. Taylor and Converse Mayor Al Suarez, announced an annexation agreement between the two municipalities. As the result of significant regional planning efforts, the City of Converse will provide services, such police patrol and garbage collection to areas in the IH-10 East corridor.   “By taking a regional planning approach, the City of San Antonio and the City ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Community, Political
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
The Circle of Program main offices has moved to the New Bexar County Medical Society Headquarters. This new iconic building is located on the south access road of 1604 between Lockhill Selma and NW Military at 4334 N Loop 1604 W Suite 200 San Antonio TX 78245.     Circle of Friends General Overview The Bexar County Medical Society Offers a community business development program, the Circle of ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article
Thursday, November 17, 2016
The San Antonio Cancer Foundation, formerly the CTRC Foundation, has pledged $17 million to support the UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, which is a new affiliation between The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center from Houston. The affiliation will become operational in the summer of 2017.  Announced Nov. 1, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, Press Release
Thursday, September 29, 2016
The chances of your employee leaving for a new job opportunity increase as the national economy heats up. With a Texas economy posting year-over-year job gains across most industries and the Central Texas regional economy booming even larger, the competition to retain talent locally is fiercer than ever.  Over half of  U.S. workers (52%) polled are open to leaving their current employers and 44 ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Papers/Research
Monday, June 27, 2016
BDO’s Shahryar Shaghaghi gives advice for pushing cyberattack rediness to the top of the board’s list It’s no secret that there’s a language barrier between technologists and executives, but on the modern cyberthreat landscape, misunderstandings can cost businesses money, reputation and jobs. This begs the question: How can companies bridge this information gap? Cybersecurity is “similar to ...read more
Categories: Economic, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Generations Federal Credit Union has announced the ten winners of its 2016 Future Leader Scholarship program.  Each of the recipients from across the community will receive $1,000 for tuition and education-related expenses for their higher education pursuits. The 2016 Future Leader Scholarship recipients are: Nathaniel O’Neill (Antonian College Preparatory High School), Analisa Jimenez ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release, Economic, General News Article
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Methodist Stone Oak Hospital staff and volunteers who were with the hospital with it opened its doors 7 years ago, broke ground on a 100,000-square-foot expansion on Friday, April 30.  Joining with shovels were two of the first babies born at Methodist Stone Oak Hospital when it opened in March, 2009.  The Lopez Middle School Orchestra was on hand to play the national anthem kicking off the ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Press Release
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
WHAT: Two hundred children, including youngsters in the Head Start programs of Edgewood and San Antonio independent school districts, will receive free dental care for a year beginning on Dental Home Day, Wednesday, May 25. The dental care will be provided by UT Dentistry faculty and pediatric dentistry residents of the School of Dentistry at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. The dental ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, April 29, 2016
On Tuesday, April 19, the City of Converse City Council approved an incentive package of up to $155,000 to Papa Dante’s, Inc., for its expansion plans for development of their $1.2 million Dante's Event Center and Bocce Ball Pavilion.  The incentive package includes a $125,000 grant and up to $30,000 in reimbursement of fees and permit costs associated with the building of this 9,620 square ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, General News Article, Human Interest, Political, Press Release
Monday, April 18, 2016
Texas is home to 2.4 million small businesses.The Office of Advocacy, an independent office within the Small Business Administration, released the annual Small Business Profiles. The user-friendly data-rich profiles capture vital information on the U.S. and state-level economic growth, industry, and jobs using completely reproducible data from the leading government statistical ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Economic
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
The Converse Economic Development Corporation (Converse EDC) will celebrate its first anniversary of its Quarterly Business Appreciation and Networking event on Thursday, April 28, 2016.  The event will be held from 5:30 pm to 6:30pm. at the Converse City Hall Conference Room , 405 S. Seguin.  The festive event will feature a performance by a Mariachi troupe from Judson ISD. Over the last year, ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community, Education
Friday, March 11, 2016
Logical Operations joins industry partners New Horizons Computer Learning Centers and CompTIA along with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) in support of the President's initiative, announced today, to further strengthen and build the nations cyber security defenses. "We are pleased to be working with the NCSA and our industry partners to bring critical cybersecurity education and ...read more
Categories: Education, Political, Economic, General News Article
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Generations Federal Credit Union announced that Ryan Pierce joined the 76-year-old financial institution as Vice President of Loan Servicing. In this role, Pierce will be responsible for thecreation and development of the centralized loan servicing department in order to better facilitate and enhance the member experience.Pierce brings more than 15 years of experience in both lending and ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Walmart Neighborhood Market to offer smaller, convenient format and employment opportunities to the community   WHAT: Walmart is proud to announce a new store site with an exciting, community-filled groundbreaking celebration to take place Wednesday, February 3 at 10 a.m. The new site is located at the intersection of Toepperwein Road and Kitty Hawk Drive in Converse, Texas. This site will boast ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Press Release
Monday, January 11, 2016
Mayor Ivy Taylor and the San Antonio City Council recently appointed an advisory board to provide strategic guidance to Café Commerce. Café Commerce opened in June of 2014 as a collaborative effort between the City of San Antonio Economic Development Department and LiftFund to strengthen the local small business community by creating a solid community referral network that provides a broad range ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
The Converse Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will host its fourth Quarterly Business Appreciation & Networking event on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 in the City Hall Conference room, 405 S. Seguin, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  The event will honor three long standing Converse businesses: Converse Christian School, Crossroads Vision and TexStar National Bank. The EDC Board created the quarterly ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Economic, Press Release
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
North SA Chamber board member and Allegiance Environmental Services CEO Kenneth Flores was dubbed Rey Feo LXX and his daughter Ariana Flores named Reina de la Feria de las Flores on Saturday, October 10, at a coronation ceremony hosted by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council No. 2. After a four-month fundraising campaign, Ken raised $229,197.30 for the LULAC Rey Feo ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release, Economic, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Generations Federal Credit Union has launched its insurance subsidiary, Generations Insurance Services. The insurance company offers auto, home, life and business insurance in a competitive-market format where consumers select the type of insurance they need and receive up to 60 bids from A-rated insurance companies such as MetLife and GEICO. Consumers do not need to be a member of the 75-year-old ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
On May 28, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a report on its inspection of employee benefit plan audits, “Assessing the Quality of Employee Benefit Plan Audits.”  Under the  Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), most plans with more than 100 participants must be audited annually by an independent certified public accountant (CPA).  The purpose of the study was to ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Economic
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Championship banners, belt buckles and trophies have been stored for safe keeping as the AT&T Center entered full renovation mode this week, following the final scheduled event inside the arena on Monday.  Spurs Sports & Entertainment is spearheading the $100+ million in improvements and renovations to the Bexar County-owned AT&T Center that will enhance the fan experience at all levels of the ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Generations Federal Credit Union continued to expand its branch footprint with the opening of its 15th branch in the newly-remodeled H-E-B store in Schertz. The credit union, currently celebrating its 75th Anniversary, held a ribbon-cutting event in late April that included Guadalupe County Commissioner (Pct 3), Jim Wolverton; Schertz Mayor, Michael Campbell and Cibolo Mayor Pro Temp, Jay Hogue.  ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Economic
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
By TJ Gibb, Segment Vice President Accidents are inevitable and they come in many forms – from minor injuries to life changing events. In 2010, the most recent year this data was gathered, there were 29.3 million emergency department visits for accidents or unintentional injuries in the U.S. In today’s health care environment, even people with health coverage face significant and often-difficult ...read more
Categories: Economic
Thursday, January 15, 2015
  Dream it. Fund it.   Unveiling Our New Name and Logo To our valued clients, partners and stakeholders:Today we are unveiling our new name and logo. For 20 years, we have made it our mission to support, inspire and elevate small business owners, entrepreneurs and the local communities we serve. After conducting months of internal and external research and numerous interviews with ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Family Service is offering a new collaborative summer opportunity. Next summer Family Service will have 300 youth between the ages of 14-17 interning at a variety of community businesses and organizations. This is a great opportunity for your members to take advantage of. Youth will work 120 hours over a six-week period (June-August) for minimum wage (to be paid by Family Service) to introduce ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Community, Education, Human Interest