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Eagle Ford gives region a shot in the wallet

January 15, 2013

The Eagle Ford Shale is turning out to be more than an oil boom. It’s also a shot in the wallet, pulling up personal income in counties across the region — some of the poorest in the state. With a sudden abundance of well-paying oil field jobs, counties with Eagle Ford Shale wells permitted or […]

7-Eleven Inc. Acquires 143 New Locations in San Antonio

January 11, 2013

The acquisition increases 7-Eleven stores’ footprint in San Antonio, where the country’s largest convenience retailer recently purchased 25 stores as part of its acquisition from TETCO Inc. It also adds to 7-Eleven’s growing fuel wholesale-delivery business because the acquisition includes gasoline distribution to 150 dealer-operated sites. “We continue to build our presence in a rapidly […]

San Antonio #4 in report released by Truila

A new report released by Trulia points out, “2013’s Top 10 Healthiest Housing Markets’. It reviews the largest housing markets in the country based on what Trulia identifies as the three fundamental characteristics of a healthy housing market: strong job growth; low, but manageable, vacancy rates; and low foreclosure inventory. These are the best housing markets for […]

San Antonio makes Orbitz’ list of Top Travel Destinations

January 7, 2013

The Alamo City seems to be growing in popularity as a top spot to visit according to Orbitz, an online travel company. San Antonio ranked number nine on a Top 10 list for Top U.S. Travel Destinations for 2012, beating Miami. This is the city’s first time on the list and experts say a healthy […]

San Antonio Retail Gets Much-Needed Bounce

December 4, 2012

SAN ANTONIO (NAI REOC) – New leases and expansions generated 458,873 sf of positive net absorption in third quarter 2012, according to NAI REOC’s survey of more than 46.7 million sf of area retail space. “San Antonio-area retail properties continued to experience widespread activity from new and expanding retailers in the third quarter, which gave […]

San Antonio Medical Office Market’s Continued Recovery

December 3, 2012

SAN ANTONIO (NAI REOC) – The city’s medical office market showed signs of continued improvement in the third quarter, according to NAI REOC’s survey of more than 6.1 million sf of medical-only office properties. “Local medical office properties demonstrated continued recovery from the downward shift that began in 2008,” said Kim Gatley, Senior Vice President […]

Companies pumped $22.5B into economy

November 28, 2012

A new report estimates manufacturing companies pumped $22.5 billion into the local economy last year, prompting industry leaders to stress the importance of addressing a growing skills gap with workforce development programs. Perhaps San Antonio’s third most powerful economic engine, the manufacturing industry’s workforce expanded less than 8 percent from 45,463 employees in 1991 to […]

Cabot’s First Pearsall Well Impresses – Eagle Ford Prices Improve

Cabot Oil & Gas announced results from the company’s first horizontal well in the Pearsall Shale and the short lateral yielded promising results.  The well, drilled in Frio County,  produced 1,400 boe/d, with 50% of production attributable to oil. One additional Pearsall well is being completed and three others are at some stage of being drilled. […]

New Home Sales at Best Rate since 2010

October 29, 2012

MCT)—New home sales jumped 5.7 percent in September from the previous month to the highest rate in more than two years as the housing market resurgence continued to take hold, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. New single-family homes sold last month at an annualized rate of 389,000, up 27.1 percent from a year earlier. It […]

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