San Antonio business leaders gather to discuss city's economy

Big economic change includes UNESCO World Heritage designation for SA Missions

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio business leaders are getting together to discuss our city's economy Thursday.

They spent Thursday morning at the Plaza Club sharing key information about the local, state and national economies during the Hispanic Chamber's mid-year economic update breakfast.

One of the big economic changes includes the recent UNESCO World Heritage designation for the San Antonio Missions, including the Alamo.

It's expected to bring in $100 million over the next 10 years. That means more jobs, more hotel and motel tax income, and the expansion of local businesses.

But the key is getting the entire community involved in promoting it.

"Right now, you have a small group that got together and helped make the World Heritage happen, have a part in the promotion," said Father David Garcia, director of Old Spanish Missions.

Garcia said business owners can help make this happen through branding with the World Heritage designation, along with the city itself, and through people who live in San Antonio telling their friends and families to come out and see the Missions.

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