Leading SA: President & CEO of Port San Antonio discusses growth, plans for the future
Port San Antonio has grown exponentially over the last five years, and there is even more on the horizon. Jim Perschbach, President and CEO of Port San Antonio, joined Leading SA to discuss progress and plans for the future.
KSAT gets inside look at new $70M Tech Port Center and Arena on SW Side
The Southwest Side will soon be home to an innovation center and arena that is already attracting major shows and entertainment. On Friday, KSAT 12 got a construction tour at the new Tech Port Center and Arena at Port San Antonio.
City, CPS Energy to collaborate against cyberattacks at new regional center
Through the new Alamo Regional Security Operations Center at Port San Antonio, city officials say they can collaborate closely with CPS Energy -- and possibly soon other local organizations -- to help each other better protect against cyberattacks.
City Council shifts bond money to fund drainage, streets; several members want further cuts to trail system
San Antonio City Council members agreed Wednesday to tweak the city’s upcoming $1.2 billion bond program to send more money to basic infrastructure needs, though nearly half the council members still don’t think it’s enough.
Texas governor arrives in San Antonio with crates of water flown in as part of winter storm relief efforts
SAN ANTONIO – Governor Greg Abbott came to Port San Antonio on Sunday to provide an update on state recovery efforts, but he didn’t show up empty-handed. Water flown into San Antonio for winter storm relief. Full Screen Full Screen 1 / 12 Governor Abbott comes to San Antonio to give an update on the state's winter storm recovery efforts. In San Antonio, power has been restored to nearly all households, and 98% have had their water restored, as of Sunday morning, according to SAWS. RELATED: Texas governor asks President Joe Biden for major disaster declaration for winter storm
Alabama chosen for US Space Command HQ over San Antonio, reports say
SAN ANTONIO – Multiple news outlets in Alabama are reporting that Redstone Army Airfield near Huntsville, Alabama, has been chosen as the site for the U.S. Space Command headquarters. Port San Antonio had been on the shortlist along with Colorado Springs, Colorado; Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico; Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; and Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. Senator John Cornyn sent a letter to Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett in support of selecting San Antonio for U.S. Space Command’s future headquarters. “San Antonio was honored to be among the finalists for the U.S. Space Command headquarters. The process enabled us to highlight our many assets and attributes including our cybersecurity, medical and training missions as well as Port San Antonio,” Nirenberg said in a statement to KSAT.
Leading SA: What’s next for Port San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – Despite all of the challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, San Antonio’s economy is continuing to grow. And, a vital part of this growth is Port San Antonio. Port San Antonio has over 80 tenant customers who employ more than 14,000 people, generating over $5 billion in annual economic activity in the Alamo City. Jim Perschbach, president and CEO of Port San Antonio, joined Leading SA Sunday to discuss what is on the horizon for Port San Antonio as we near the new year. RELATED: Texas Sen. John Cornyn announced San Antonio a finalist for Space Command headquarters
No Santa, no gift wrap, but Elf Louise still delivering Christmas joy
SAN ANTONIO – Not a creature is stirring inside the cavernous warehouse turned Elf Louise workshop. “Never even crossed my mind,” said Bill Harrison, executive director for 30 years at the Elf Louise Christmas Project. Now gearing up for year 52, Elf Louise is seeing big demand. Not even a pandemic can stop Elf Louise from delivery Christmas joy, but there will be some changes. “We are giving out love and understanding and joyful approach to Christmas,” Harrison said.
New paint removing laser system revolutionary in efficiency and safety
SAN ANTONIO – Port San Antonio is one of the technology hubs of the Alamo City and it already contributes more than $5 billion to the Texas economy, while creating tens of thousands of jobs. The laser is integral for the industry and it is revolutionary in its efficiency and safety. "The business value of removing paint by the system is high. XYREC chose San Antonio and Port SA because of the company’s partnership with the Southwest Research Institute and Port SA’s growing tech field. But using these back areas, these hidden areas, you’re going to see an awful lot of this type of groundbreaking research going on,” Perschbach said.
Port San Antonio Board approves $60 million innovation center
The Board of Directors for the Port San Antonio announced Thursday the approval of $60 million for a innovation center. According to a press release, the innovation center will feature 130,000 square feet of building, and have competitors and spectators of major esports events, students and families participating in entertainment, cultural and learning experiences and a showcase for technological innovations made by the industries top dogs. New tech training hub at Port San Antonio will provide resources for job huntersThe center will be funded through a commercial loan, which the Port will repay through multiple revenue streams generated by partnerships. The Board of Directors also directed that profits from the innovation center will help out technology-focused K-12, college-level and professional programs for development. Click here for more information about this project.
Startup at Port SA developing sorting robots that help FedEx
SAN ANTONIO Port San Antonio is the technology hub of the Alamo City and it is seemingly growing by the day and the companies on the campus are growing as well. Now, Plus One Robotics, a local startup at Port SA, is becoming an instrumental part of the world-wide delivery service. Port San Antonio is a hidden technological and economic gem of San Antonio and of Texas. Well, Austins doing a lot of great things, but in San Antonio, were doing some things that are even more impressive. You see what Plus One Robotics is doing with artificial intelligence, supervised autonomy and sensors, technology on robots.
New tech training hub at Port San Antonio will provide resources for job hunters
SAN ANTONIO During the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of people here in San Antonio have lost their jobs. In an effort to help locals with employment, Port San Antonio has created a new tech training hub that will provide a variety of educational and economic development activities. The San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology (SAMSAT) will launch the facility within weeks at the Port SA campus, according to a news release. Workforce Solutions Alamo, the Bexar County Strong Workforce Program, Alamo Colleges, Project Quest and SA Works are among the organizations that will provide services. Read also: San Antonio Works jobs report focuses on helping those who have lost their jobs during the pandemic
JBSA air show canceled due to COVID-19 concerns
SAN ANTONIO – The Joint Base San Antonio Air Show that was scheduled for November has been canceled due to COVID-19. Gen. Caroline Miller, commander, JBSA and 502d Air Base Wing. The next air show is scheduled for April 23-24, 2022, at JBSA-Randolph, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force. This is the second big event in San Antonio that was scheduled for November and had to be canceled. The 11-day citywide bash, Fiesta, which had already been postponed in April, was canceled last week due to coronavirus concerns.
UTSA students, Intertek collaborate in developing new system to test exhaust emissions
SAN ANTONIO Port San Antonio is home to several game-changing companies and one of them, Intertek, is currently utilizing a team of University of Texas at San Antonio students to stay at the forefront of their industry. Now, a team of University of Texas at San Antonio students, is helping in that endeavor. Raj Patel is a member of the The R2D2 Visionaries team, a group of UTSA students who helped develop a new system of testing exhaust emissions. UTSA emissions testing image 2. With the new system referred to as a bench, the sampling methods show tangible evidence of the final measurement much faster.