Gov. Greg Abbott visits San Antonio for economic development ‘fireside chat’
Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday paid a visit to San Antonio to talk about the state’s economic successes and current legislative efforts to ensure Texans thrive in the state’s booming economy during a fireside chat at a luncheon hosted by the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and greater:SATX.
Leading SA: SA Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Council Chair on top priority bills in the Texas Legislature
Cities across the country—and across the world— are still dealing with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and leaders from the Alamo City have testified before state leaders to prioritize local efforts in the state’s recovery.
San Antonio Chamber of Commerce ‘applauds’ governor’s decision to allow all businesses to reopen at 100%
SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement regarding Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision Tuesday to allow all businesses to reopen at 100%. “We have seen improving COVID-19 numbers in the San Antonio region, and we are confident that our business community will continue to do everything possible to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all. With the availability of vaccines increasing, we are certain that Texas will be well positioned to be the economic powerhouse we have always been.”While Perez agreed with Abbott’s decision, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg did not. Ad“Opening everything to 100 percent while simultaneously nixing our mask mandate is a huge mistake,” Nirenberg said in a statement.
Leading SA: San Antonio Chamber of Commerce CEO says diversity of SA’s economy is its blessing
SAN ANTONIO – Families, businesses and communities are still dealing with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. To break down the state of the Alamo City’s economy, Richard Perez, president and CEO of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, joined Leading SA on Sunday to discuss the community’s unique set of circumstances. It’s stable, and it seems to be showing some very, very strong signs, particularly in the tourism and hospitality area,” Perez said. RELATED: San Antonio area gets entire NCAA women’s basketball tourney“It’s going to be a fantastic shot in the arm. We have been working so hard to really bring confidence to not only our own citizens, but to the rest of the country that San Antonio is still open for business,” Perez said.
San Antonio leaders discuss city’s economic recovery plans from coronavirus pandemic
SAN ANTONIO – Adapting to change — that was the message during the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce virtual discussion on Friday. Mayor Ron Nirenberg, along with the chancellor of the Alamo Colleges District and president of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation were in attendance. They discussed what the city has dealt with since the coronavirus pandemic hit, and the path ahead as the city recovers. Officials also discussed the programs already in place that are working to improve the city’s economy. RELATED: How to apply for food stamps, or SNAP benefits, in Texas
‘We’re in trouble right now,': Chamber of Commerce CEO says on SA’s coronavirus-stricken economy
SAN ANTONIO – Although San Antonio and Bexar County have seen a downward trend in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations over the past few months, the pandemic has taken a significant toll on the local economy. President and CEO of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Richard Perez joined Leading SA on Sunday to discuss the current economic situation and what comes next. There’s opportunities for retraining and opportunities to do other jobs," Perez said. “There are jobs available right now... particularly in the aerospace industry, health care and biosciences industry and, of course, the cybersecurity industry. They’ve got money, they’ve got the ability for people that are interested in getting retrained to teach you something different, something new...
City leaders on SA to DC trip to lobby for the Alamo City
San Antonio – City leaders from the private and public sectors will head to the nation's capital next week with hopes of bringing some federal dollars back with them. The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce has organized an “SA to DC” trip for 42 years, and next week’s trip - from Sunday to Thursday - will have the largest-ever delegation with more than 200 members. Business leaders, city council members, and representatives from agencies like SAWS and VIA will promote San Antonio’s interests to elected leaders and federal agencies alike. Jeff Coyle, the city’s director of government and public affairs, describes the lobbying effort for federal money as a “two-step dance” of sorts. “That was on our federal agenda for like nine years for it until we finally got it added into the appropriation and then get it funded,” Perez said.