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Old Posted May 11, 2014, 6:57 PM
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Expanding the Riverwalk two miles to the north (River North) and turning it into a linear park to the south for 8 miles (Mission Reach) is the best public investments the city could have ever made. You open up urban development I'm a river North.and the Pearl. You open up the Mission Reach to hikers, bikers, runners, kayakers, canoeing, etc.

Now they're investing $175 million to basically transform/"Riverwalk" San Pedro Creek in the west end of downtown.

That'll be a big time public investment as well.
Agreed. Such an incredible amenity for the city.
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Old Posted May 16, 2014, 4:28 AM
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From News 4 WOAI:

SAN ANTONIO -- Privacy company Vysk Communications says that it will bring 350 new jobs to San Antonio to develop it's smartphone security devices.

http://news4sanantonio.com/news/feat...io-11734.shtml
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Old Posted May 16, 2014, 8:59 AM
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SAN ANTONIO -- Privacy company Vysk Communications says that it will bring 350 new jobs to San Antonio to develop it's smartphone security devices.

http://news4sanantonio.com/news/feat...io-11734.shtml
Per this article from the Rivard Report website, the company will add 50-75 high paying jobs (65k a year) and then will add 350 manufacturing jobs by 2016.

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Old Posted May 22, 2014, 2:00 PM
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Not sure what thread this goes in, but SA had the 4th highest number of new residents in the 12 month period ending July 2013:

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/loc...th-5497838.php

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Old Posted May 22, 2014, 5:22 PM
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Hey guys... I just got back from 4 days in San Antonio interviewing for a couple of jobs. I absolutely loved it down there. It is beautiful and the riverwalk lives up to expectations. My family and I will be moving down there in a month or so from the SLC area. I look forward to participating more in these threads as well.
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Old Posted May 22, 2014, 6:20 PM
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Hey guys... I just got back from 4 days in San Antonio interviewing for a couple of jobs. I absolutely loved it down there. It is beautiful and the riverwalk lives up to expectations. My family and I will be moving down there in a month or so from the SLC area. I look forward to participating more in these threads as well.
Welcome to San Antonio! Glad to have you around here too.
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New slogan grows ever more ironic. #CityOnTheRise

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Wasn't there going to be a hotel with it? I thought that was mentioned a while back but there wasn't anymore on it. Strange, but I guess it's part of a bigger development.
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Joint Base San Antonio (and possibly the NSA?) have been awarded between 1,100 and 1,400 new Cybersecurity positions.

We may not have Google, but we're our own specialized tech hub.

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San Antonio gaining 1,100 cybersecurity jobs
James Aldridge

Just hours after one Texas Democrat announced that more than 100 cybersecurity will be coming to San Antonio, another high-ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee upped the ante on the job number by announcing that 1,100 Airmen will be coming to the Alamo City.

Read more: http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantoni...rity-jobs.html
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Old Posted Jun 26, 2014, 4:29 AM
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Big time news! High paying jobs no doubt.

If we land Tesla...
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Oakland A's considering move to SA

http://blog.sfgate.com/matierandross...al/#24875101=0

Oakland City Councilman Larry Reid says he doesn’t believe the A’s are bluffing in their threat to leave the city if they don’t get a 10-year lease extension at the Coliseum, and he pointed to a pair of possible destinations — Montreal and San Antonio, Texas.

Reid said that was the word he got from the Coliseum Authority negotiators who have been working for the past 14 months to try to reach an A’s lease extension.

“They have options,’’ Reid said.
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Old Posted Jul 9, 2014, 3:33 AM
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Oakland City Councilman Larry Reid says he doesn’t believe the A’s are bluffing in their threat to leave the city if they don’t get a 10-year lease extension at the Coliseum, and he pointed to a pair of possible destinations — Montreal and San Antonio, Texas.

Reid said that was the word he got from the Coliseum Authority negotiators who have been working for the past 14 months to try to reach an A’s lease extension.

“They have options,’’ Reid said.
That would be awesome, but it is surely a bluff.
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Oakland City Councilman Larry Reid says he doesn’t believe the A’s are bluffing in their threat to leave the city if they don’t get a 10-year lease extension at the Coliseum, and he pointed to a pair of possible destinations — Montreal and San Antonio, Texas.

Reid said that was the word he got from the Coliseum Authority negotiators who have been working for the past 14 months to try to reach an A’s lease extension.

“They have options,’’ Reid said.
As much as I'd love having a MLB team playing downtown, it's just not going to happen. We don't even have a triple A team in San Antonio yet. Market is just too small for MLB. Granted MLB doesn't really have too many options left for places that could support a team. Montreal had the Expos and didn't support em, can't see them getting another team. Only Charlotte comes to mind as a viable option for a team looking to relocate.
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Old Posted Jul 9, 2014, 8:14 AM
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As much as I'd love having a MLB team playing downtown, it's just not going to happen. We don't even have a triple A team in San Antonio yet. Market is just too small for MLB. Granted MLB doesn't really have too many options left for places that could support a team. Montreal had the Expos and didn't support em, can't see them getting another team. Only Charlotte comes to mind as a viable option for a team looking to relocate.
Too small? You can't possibly say that when Milwaukee has both an NBA and MLB team.
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Old Posted Jul 10, 2014, 1:49 AM
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Too small? You can't possibly say that when Milwaukee has both an NBA and MLB team.
Not to mention the market of Wisconsin's NFL team!
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Not to mention the market of Wisconsin's NFL team!
But the Packers are a community-owned franchise. This is no longer allowed.
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Old Posted Jul 10, 2014, 9:28 AM
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Too small? You can't possibly say that when Milwaukee has both an NBA and MLB team.
Pro Sports tend to look at media market size as a major factor for location. Yes a passionate owner can always stick a team where he pleases. But from a business standpoint you want a large population center, largest media market possible, and a location where said sport has a following.

2014 Media Market Top 100

19 Orlando-Daytona Beach "Rays over in Tampa"
20 Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto "A's/Giants"
22 Portland OR "A"
24 Raleigh-Durham "AAA"
25 Charlotte "AAA"
26 Indianapolis "AAA"
29 Nashville "AAA"
30 Hartford - New Haven "Redsox/Yankees"
31 Kansas City "Royals"
32 Columbus, OH "Reds"
33 Salt Lake City "AAA"
34 Milwaukee "Your Example"
35 Cincinnati "Reds"
36 San Antonio "AA"


If you want to go by MSA numbers only Portland and Charlotte are larger than San Antonio.


Like I said anything is possible and a lot of factors come into play like the corporate base in a city, the local politicians willingness to work out a stadium deal, etc. I'm a huge Spurs fan and they have made it work in San Antonio, but Baseball is a totally different monster. Once/if we get a AAA team I'd feel better about our chances for MLB. I still say if a team does decide to relocate that Charlotte/Indianapolis/Salt Lake City stand the best odds of getting em.
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I am not sold on MLB in SA yet. I definitely think that it would work, but I am not sure if it would happen. However, when comparing to Charlotte/Indianapolis/Salt Lake City; only Salt Lake is a true competitor (for the A's). I also think that Portland is prime competition for a team moving. Indianapolis does not have the money or ability to support a new team (not just a third team, a new team). Charlotte has the money, but I am not sure about what the draw would be, since that have two pro franchises and NASCAR.

I think it depends on whether the debate is what city can BEST support a franchise or what city is the best fit for a Franchise.

Oakland A's:
Montreal and San Antonio have been thrown out there, but I believe that Salt Lake City and Portland will be two other competitors if the A's move from Oakland. Montreal is kind of an outlier and I am not too sure why they are in the conversation; great city, but an AL West team in Montreal? The other three cities make since for the A's from a divisional standpoint, but it always comes down to incentives; who can build a stadium and have a good lease agreement, and what can be made from TV Rights.

I think that San Antonio could build a stadium, but the big question would be where. As for the TV Rights, that is where SA is at a slight disadvantage. Fox Sports SW covers the state and any contract with them gets you the most coverage, but also competes with everything else aired by them. As has been stated the SA Media Market id not reflective of the Metro size, but there is Austin to the north and that may provide a little extra. The problem with SA and Austin is that a lot of the growth of the city consists of transplants. Transplants tend to have their own roots and favorite teams, and as it has been seen in Arizona sports franchises, it can have an effect on attendance and support.

Tampa Bay Rays:
I think that SA would be at the back of the pack if the Rays were looking at moving. I would think that Montreal and Charlotte would be the front runners, with maybe even Jacksonville and another NYC team would be ahead of SA.

I am not holding out hope for SA. I will take a wait and see approach, but if a team like the A's truly looks to leave; SA will be and is a viable candidate.
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Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis and two top lieutenants met recently with several San Antonio officials to discuss the potential of moving his NFL team from the Bay Area to the Alamo City, sources familiar with the matter have confirmed.

On July 18, Davis met with the officials, including Henry Cisneros, then-Mayor Julián Castro, City Manager Sheryl Sculley, Mario Hernandez of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, and both Richard Perez and David McGee, the president and chairman of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, respectively.

Davis and his associates reportedly spent two or three days here, visiting the Alamodome and other places. They also took an aerial tour of the city in a helicopter, arranged by developer Marty Wender.

If the Raiders moved here, though, Davis is expected to seek a new stadium within a few years, after the team had proved itself in the Alamo City.

Davis told San Antonio civic and business leaders he isn't seeking a “Jerry Jones-type facility” and prefers “a small, intimate” stadium that he can place “a statue of his father in front of,” a source said.
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AT&T announced Tuesday that it will introduce its GigaPower network to the San Antonio market — capable of downloading 25 songs in one second, a TV show in three seconds and an HD online movie in 36 seconds — though the company did not provide a timetable for the roll-out.

The service also allows customers to watch and record five simultaneous HD streams.

“AT&T's investment will deliver some of the fastest broadband Internet speeds our city has ever seen, helping spur economic growth across the city,” Mayor Ivy Taylor said in a statement. “When local governments and the private sector work together, consumers and businesses win.”

Availability and pricing of the service in the San Antonio market, will be announced later, AT&T said in a press release.
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