Major Employers

San Antonio's dynamic and diverse economy is a healthy mix of business services, with a rapidly growing biomedical and biotechnology sector, an emerging new energy economy and a diversified manufacturing sector, producing everything from aircraft and semiconductors to Toyota trucks. The city is also strategically located in south central Texas, and has historically been the economic hub of the region. San Antonio's employment in May 2012 was 957,777, compared to 942,236 in May 2011. The city's unemployment rate was 7.3% compared to 7.9% in Texas and 8.7% in the U.S. For a detailed analysis of San Antonio's workforce, click here.

Corporate Headquarters in San Antonio
Company Business Employed in San Antonio
H-E-B Super Market Chain 20,000
USAA Financial Services and Insurance 17,000
Bill Miller Bar-B-Q Fast Food Chain 4,190
Cullen / Frost Bankers Financial Services 3,982
Valero Energy Oil Refinery & Gasoline Mktg. 3,777
Rackspace  IT Managed Hosting Solutions  3,300
Southwest Research Institute Applied Research 3,046
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Auto Manufacturing 2,900
Clear Channel Communications, Inc. TV & Radio Stations, Outdoor Ads 2,800
KCI Medical Supplies  2,000
Harland Clarke Check Printing 1,500
Tesoro Oil Refiner & Petroleum Products 800
NuStar Energy Energy 550
Source: The San Antonio Business Journal and by contact with company representatives. Updated August 2013.

 

Major Regional Employers in San Antonio
Company Business Employed in San Antonio
Lackland Air Force Base Military 37,097
Fort Sam Houston – U.S. Army Military 32,000
H-E-B Super Market Chain 20,000
USAA Financial Services and Insurance 17,000
Northside I.S.D. School District 12,751
City of San Antonio City Government 11,731
Randolph Air Force Base Military 11,068
North East I.S.D. School District 10,522
Methodist Healthcare System Health Care Services 8,000
San Antonio I.S.D. School District 7,374
Source: The 2013 Book of Lists, The San Antonio Business Journal and by contact with company representatives.