KSAT Q&A: Tech Bloc CEO David Heard discusses downtown tech district, battle for tech talent

What does the future of tech look like in the Alamo City?

Tech Bloc CEO David Heard joined Myra Arthur and Steve Spriester joined the KSAT Q&A on Tuesday to discuss San Antonio’s tech district and its future.
Tech Bloc CEO David Heard joined Myra Arthur and Steve Spriester joined the KSAT Q&A on Tuesday to discuss San Antonio’s tech district and its future.

SAN ANTONIO – Tech Bloc CEO David Heard joined Myra Arthur and Steve Spriester joined the KSAT Q&A on Tuesday to discuss San Antonio’s tech district and its future.

Below are some highlights of the conversation with Heard:

  • San Antonio’s Tech District sits along Houston Street downtown and is designed to attract tech start-ups, college students and those who want to live and work in a vibrant area of the city.
  • In 2015, Tech-Bloc started working to help the city attract technology start-ups and employees, back then it was keeping Uber and Lyft in the city, today it’s focused on helping attract employees for the start-ups that are here.
  • The COVID-19 Pandemic helped big technology companies flourish, but a lot of young companies were hurt and some shuttered.
    • Tech-Bloc is hoping to jump-start the efforts in San Antonio to attract employees and new companies to town—it’s part of why they had a get-together last week at Legacy Park—in the heart of San Antonio’s Tech District.

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About the Authors:

Steve Spriester started at KSAT in 1995 as a general assignments reporter. Now, he anchors the station's top-rated 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts.

Myra Arthur reports and anchors KSAT News at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Sharing the stories of her hometown is a dream come true. Myra graduated from high school in the Alamo City and went on to earn a journalism degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She came back home to San Antonio to join the KSAT 12 News team in 2012.