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Brookings Institute Metro Monitor Report

July 13, 2011

San Antonio remains in the top 20 U.S. Metropolitan areas for economic performance – Employment rebounded from its low point in 88 of the 100 largest metropolitan areas by the first quarter of 2011, but only 12 gained back more than half the jobs they lost between their employment peak and their post-recession employment low […]

San Antonio Offers Wealth of Colleges and Universities

June 20, 2011

San Antonio is home to a wealth of higher education choices, including Texas’ two major public university systems, community colleges and an extensive menu of private offerings. David Gabler, assistant vice president of communications at the University of Texas at San Antonio, says the university’s 29,000 students make it the fastest-growing university in the state […]

Local bankers are cautiously optimistic

January 31, 2011

Businesses haven’t borrowed as much in recent years amid stagnant sales and the dearth of credit, but some local bankers have expressed cautious optimism that 2011 will mark an improvement in commercial lending. “We are seeing signs that things are better, but the stats out there are not dramatically better,” said Mark Metcalfe, the San […]

San Antonio jobs may surge to 27,300 in 2011

January 12, 2011

The San Antonio area will see a surge of 27,300 jobs in 2011, for an above-average net gain of 3.2 percent, a senior economist predicted Tuesday. Keith Phillips, the Federal Reserve senior economist based in San Antonio, stated a 2.1 percent gain would equal a net job growth of 17,600. San Antonio’s average yearly job […]

Q4 2010 Apartment Occupancy at 91%

December 21, 2010

Provided by ALN Apartment Data, Inc.  Fourth Quarter has slowed the progress San Antonio has made over the rest of this year.  Rental Rates are down $2 since September and Occupancy is down 0.1 percentage point.  Nothing unusual about either of these figures as that is often the case as demand drops after Labor Day.  […]

San Antonio area employment up in November

December 17, 2010

San Antonio Business Journal  /  Friday, December 17, 2010 The San Antonio-New Braunfels metro area saw job gains from October to November as total nonagricultural employment increased by 1,500 jobs, or 0.2 percent, to 840,000. “This is the fourth consecutive month of over-the-year overall job gains,” says Eva Esquivel, communications manager for Workforce Solutions Alamo, […]

San Antonio is one of the best recovery markets in the world

December 2, 2010

A new study by the Brookings Institution, an economic think tank, listed San Antonio as the 11th best recovery market in the United States and the 51st best recovery market in the world. Among Texas cities, Austin ranked as the best recovery market nationwide and the 26th best in the world. Dallas ranked fourth in […]

Petco Picks San Antonio

November 22, 2010

Animal Supply Inc., a leading national pet specialty retailer, says it will create a new satellite support center in San Antonio that will eventually employ up to 400 people. Read more: San Antonio lures major PETCO support center with strong incentives package | San Antonio Business Journal

Texas is the New California

October 28, 2010

From The Wall Street Journal October 27, 2010 Over the last year, as the economy was beginning to grow again, the Lone Star State has led the nation with the addition of nearly 153,000 jobs, while California surrendered 43,700 … This superior jobs recovery builds on the fact that Texas also weathered the national recession […]

Transaction Volume Improves

October 27, 2010

According to Real Capital Analytics, “Transaction volume has risen and yields have compressed in each successive quarter this year, not only for the overall market but within each property sector as well. Other positive indicators include the mix of investors bidding vigorously on certain assets, an improving rate of distress workouts largely offsetting new inflows […]

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