San Antonio has achieved staying power as one of the most attractive locations for U.S. businesses. It is a regional hub for attracting, retaining, engaging, and growing entrepreneurial, technology and creative talent.
High tech is a multibillion-dollar industry here. The economic impact of the city’s IT and cyber business was $10 billion in 2014, with conservative estimates showing growth to $15 billion by 2015.
San Antonio is a national leader in the vital field of information security, with the U.S. Air Force’s Air Intelligence Agency, a large and growing National Security Agency presence, and the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
“One of the fastest-growing cities in America.” — Forbes
“The city is a high-tech hotbed.”
- San Antonio is home to Rackspace, the service leader in cloud computing. It delivers enterprise-level hosting services around the globe to more than 180,000 businesses of all sizes and kinds.
- Rackspace currently hosts more than half of all Fortune 100 companies.
- In 2011, Rackspace founder Graham Weston launched Geekdom, a centralized hub of startup activity in San Antonio. It is the largest co-working space in Texas, with 45,000 square feet where geeks and entrepreneurs can connect to a community of like-minded people. The Geekdom Fund also helps fund local startups in the area.