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A multipurpose building project for Texas A&M University-San Antonio was approved on Friday, March 26th. The project is scheduled to begin in April, and planned for completion by July, 2011. The building will occupy 700 acres of land between Zarzamora and Moursund Roads on the south side of Loop 410. The 91,000 square foot building will house the University library, the bookstore, student services, classrooms, faculty, administrative offices, a computer center, labs, and a food service facility. Despite a slowly recovering economy, San Antonio expects to see a moderate increase in new construction (about 6 percent) in 2010, mostly public works and utility projects.

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Phase Two of the RiverWalk Crossing project is now taking shape, although some unforeseen weather circumstances have slowed down the process a bit. Unusually wet weather conditions over the last few months have pushed the completed date to June, although it appears as if progress is starting to take shape.  Many construction companies have noted that the wet weather conditions are unlike any other they have experienced. In fact, many construction companies have said that it was one of the worse years for wet weather-related delays to date.

The phase two RiverWalk Crossing project, which will consist of two, 25,000-saquare-foot, mixed-use buildings that will house San Antonio downtown office spacewill be located at the Jenks retail center. The estimated

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The Bexar County Appraisal District is taking the national economy mess into its own hands by lowering or freezing property appraisals in Bexar County. Although San Antonio certainly hasn't been hit has hard as other areas of the country when it comes to the housing market decline and the credit crisis, there are signs that Bexar County is struggling, and will continue to do so in the upcoming year.

The Bexar County Appraisal District certainly considered this sobering statistic when they decided to drop the average residential property appraisal value by two percent, compared to 2008. There certainly is a lot to be said for the drop in property appraisal values, as the last time Bexar County saw a decrease in property appraisals was during the savings

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Once home to the wild Native Americans of the Southern Plains, Bexar County is now home to some of the biggest economic growth in all of Texas. The urban hub of San Antonio enjoys a booming manufacturing industry and expansion in the medical field, creating thousands of jobs and drawing new residents to the area. As the population grows, so does the need for improved services, further fueling the area’s financial stability. 

Once massive in size, extending as far as the Wyoming border, Bexar County was eventually reduced in size and now includes 31 incorporated cities. Outside the city limits of San Antonio, working cattle and horse ranches sprawl into the gorgeous Texas Hill Country. Grassy plains bump into purple mountains rich with colorful canyons

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As San Antonio continues to lure individuals and families from all over the country, new home communities have sprung up all around the city. With an eye towards energy efficiency and a conscience about protecting our environment, many of these new communities have employed the latest design techniques and state-of-the-art building materials. These homes are not only earth-friendly, but offer many advantages to those who live in them. 

Go Green and Save Money

Not only are energy efficient homes good for our environment, but they mean money saved every month on heating and air conditioning. By using closed attic systems, innovative framing, and high-grade insulation systems, not only do your heater and air conditioner have to work less, but they will

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Ask anyone who’s ever visited or lived in San Antonio, and they will most certainly agree that it is a truly unique, Southwestern town that has a big, Texas attitude but a small-town feel.  From its colorful history of battles and brawls, to its unique, and often eclectic, culture, San Antonio is unlike any other in the country. Beauty is all encompassing here: from the gorgeous, famed River Walk to the beautiful, rolling hills of the Hill Country, San Antonio is sure to impress and likely to surprise even the most seasoned traveler.

Visit the Alamo and retreat back into time; partake in one of the outdoor theater shows along the River Walk; and sample some of the fine – and funky – local cuisine along the way.  From Sea World San Antonio to Six Flags

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For the past two years, the real estate industry has gone through a severe slump in the US. Despite the economic downturn and the slump in the real estate industry, San Antonio real estate has seen a considerable growth. It was resistant to all the effects of recession. While the real estate market slowed down, San Antonio maintained a steady pace. This makes us wonder how could San Antonio develop such resilience to recession and what makes the San Antonio real estate properties more desirable? Some of the reasons that contribute to the success of the San Antonio real estate include cost of living, moderate weather and reliable economy.

When the cost of living is low, the city can attract a considerable amount of interest. Especially during these times

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Free Trade Alliance San Antonio was developed in 1994 to recognize and support San Antonio as an inland port and international trade center. The Alliance brings together “the resources of its members and focuses them towards the promotion, development and facilitation of international business and trade for the entire San Antonio region.” The chambers which make up the Alliance include:
  • The City of San Antonio
  • The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
  • San Antonio Economic Development Foundation
  • Bexar County
  • San Antonio Water System
  • San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Port Authority of San Antonio
The Alliance has also developed a new program called the International Business Network, in which professionals…
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As the gateway to Southern Texas, San Antonioenjoys a beautiful blend of cultures which are entwined into the sights and sounds enjoyed by so many.This flourishing area combines the sights and sounds of today's American and Mexican cultures with the lure and captivation of its colorful past. Old-world, open markets and contemporary art galleries create a unique fusion for residents and visitors alike. Its rich history is apparent the moment you experience the architecture, the neighborhoods, the food, the culture and the traditions that make up San Antonio. A gorgeous, sight-to-be-seen downtown area, a superb climate and cultural and historical sites and experiences are what make San Antonio the special destination that it is.

The River Walk

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Diversity is the main factor fueling San Antonio's thriving business development sector. New job opportunities are abundant, thanks to new and expanding businesses, strong business incentives, a low cost of living and affordable housing. An educated, qualified workforce of more than 900,000 people, as well as over 120,000 students enrolled in area colleges and universities who plan to stay in San Antonio after graduation, keeps San Antonio's business and industry running smoothly, as does San Antonio's strong, transportation infrastructure.

Companies are attracted to San Antonio because of the low cost of doing business, which is reflected in San Antonio boasting some of the lowest utility rates in the nation. San Antonio's affordable cost of living,

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