San Antonio is a great place for businesses to grow. Many are relocating a company to San Antonio from elsewhere in Texas, the U.S., or from abroad.
You’ll discover there are many reasons why San Antonio is a favorable place for both your employees and bottom line. The latest economic snapshot of our region shows San Antonio is growing. As of 2020, the region’s population is over 1.5 million. Our population is expected to increase by 9.1% between 2020 and 2025, adding another 236,484 residents.
The second-largest city in Texas has low taxes, some of the lowest utility rates in the nation, and a low cost of living for employees and businesses.
What else makes relocating to San Antonio an excellent decision for your business?
- We are centrally located in the continental U.S. with easy international access. Located at the crossroads of Interstate Highway 10 and Highway 35, San Antonio is also connected to major transportation corridors connecting the U.S. with Mexico and Canada. You can ship products easily and quickly to both coasts and throughout North America.
- San Antonio is a center for bioscience research and innovation. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the San Antonio Military Medical Center are national and international leaders in biotechnology, regenerative medicine, trauma research, and applied care.
- San Antonio has multiple resources for developing our workforce. We have 31 higher education institutions and many workforce development programs created in collaboration with industry partners to meet the needs of the aerospace, information technology, healthcare, and manufacturing industries.
- San Antonio is a unique place to live, work, and play. Our World Heritage sites and designation as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy make San Antonio a unique place to enjoy our 300-plus years of history, culture, and traditions.
If you’re looking for resources to help you get started on relocating to San Antonio, here’s a handy list.
The City of San Antonio
The San Antonio Economic Development Department works with business owners considering a company relocation to San Antonio. Whether you need help with expanding your enterprise, connecting your business to international opportunities, or asking about available incentives to move your company here, SAEDD can help.
Within SAEDD, you’ll find the San Antonio Economic Development Corporation (SAEDC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to focus on creating jobs and promoting long-term economic growth specific to the San Antonio regional business ecosystem. The SAEDC seeks to help grow current businesses, create new start-up companies, and attract new business to the area.
Greater: SATX leads economic and workforce development for the San Antonio, Texas region. They focus on leveraging its many regional partnerships to recruit new companies, create global business relationships, help local companies grow, and build the local workforce.
Greater: SATX has been instrumental in recruiting some of San Antonio’s largest businesses to the region, such as Toyota, Victory Capital, Boeing, and Navistar.
San Antonio is located within Bexar County in Texas. Bexar County supports many aspects of owning a business and provides opportunities to do business with Bexar County. Economic and Community Development (ECD) provides resources for growing business such as skills development programs, innovation funds for the digital IT sector, tax abatements, and Industrial Development Bonds for manufacturing facilities.
Bexar County can work with you to help you recruit and partner with business organizations to develop your local workforce and capitalize on investment opportunities that strengthen the community.
Chambers of Commerce
San Antonio is a business-friendly city. We have 15 chambers of commerce that work with different constituencies across our metropolitan area. From the many geographically focused chambers to the oldest organization of this type in the U.S. (the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was originally chartered in 1929), chances are you will find at least one chamber that aligns with your business plans.
State of Texas
Texas offers the best business ecosystem in the nation and has frequently been named the best state to start a business. Our leading business climate and favorable regulatory environment provide the groundwork small businesses and entrepreneurs need to succeed.
Whether you are starting a business in our state or moving your business here, you can start your relocation by checking out the resources available at the state level. If you are considering moving your business to Texas from another state, you will want to register it once you choose a location.
If your business is a separate legal entity, remember to register it with the Texas Secretary of State’s Office to transact business in Texas.
The featured image is of the Frost Tower, which anchors the San Antonio tech district downtown. Photo courtesy White Cloud Drones.