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1718

San Antonio is established.

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1835

Texans stake their claim and stand for Texas independence at the battle of the Alamo. 

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1852

St. Mary’s University was founded and is the oldest Catholic university in Texas. Today, it is ranked among the top colleges in the west for best value and academic reputation by U.S. News and World Report.

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1865

U.S. Army Fort Sam Houston established.

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1869

Trinity University is established.

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1877

Railroad begins operating in San Antonio.

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1881

The University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) is founded as a Catholic university by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.

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1910

San Antonio became the birthplace of military aviation in the United States when Lt. Benjamin Foulois flew the first aircraft owned by the U.S. Army at Fort Sam Houston.

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1914

San Antonio Manufacturers Association is founded and to this day promotes the healthy growth of San Antonio’s strong manufacturing industry.

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1917

Kelly Air Force Base established. Today, the former Kelly Air Force Base is the site of Port San Antonio, a master planned redevelopment focused on serving the businesses in aerospace, advanced manufacturing, defense, cybersecurity, global logistics and energy sectors. 

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1922

USAA, San Antonio’s largest Fortune 500 headquartered company, is founded when 25 Army officers come together and decide to insure each other's automobiles.

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1925

San Antonio College is established. Today, the Alamo Colleges encompasses 5 colleges with an average annual economic impact of $3.2 billion.

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1928

Milam building in San Antonio becomes the first U.S. air-conditioned high-rise office building.

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1947

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) establishes their headquarters in San Antonio.

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1968

Computer Terminal Corporation (later known as Datapoint Corporation) established in San Antonio. The company is largely credited with creating technology that led to the personal computer and camera phone we know today.

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1969

The University of Texas at San Antonio was established and today serves nearly 30,000 students at its main and downtown San Antonio campuses.

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1974

The San Antonio Economic Development Foundation is established with the purpose of securing job producing investments for San Antonio.

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1999

Boeing Aerospace Support Center locates to San Antonio.

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2002

Caremark (CVS Health) locates to San Antonio.

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2003

Toyota Motor Manufacturing selects San Antonio as the site of their Tundra and Tacoma plant.

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2006

Accenture locates to San Antonio.

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2008

Whataburger headquarters relocates to San Antonio.

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2009

Medtronic selects San Antonio for their Diabetes facility.

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2009

Texas A&M San Antonio is established as a stand-alone university. Today, Texas A&M San Antonio is an accredited 4-year university serving nearly 4,500 students.

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2009

24th Air Forces Cyber Command locates to Joint Base San Antonio.

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2011

CPS Energy forms the New Energy Economy (NEE) initiative that includes investing in clean energy and innovative technologies like solar power, LED lighting, clean coal and smart grid infrastructure. Today, San Antonio ranks #7 in the nation and #1 in Texas for installed solar power with 500 MW.

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2015

The Henry B. González Convention Center’s $325 million transformation is completed to meet the needs of our evolving industry with innovative design, flexible space and advanced technology.

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2018

San Antonio celebrates its 300th Anniversary.

San Antonio is now the 7th largest city in America

The origins of San Antonio’s commerce dates back to its history as a trading post and settlement of its five Spanish missions that are now designated a World Heritage site. On the cusp of celebrating our city’s 300th Anniversary, San Antonio’s economy over the years has evolved into a stable, diverse economy through its evolving industry sectors: advanced manufacturing, bioscience, financial services, logistics/distribution, new energy, IT/cybersecurity, military/defense. Leading companies such as USAA, NuStar Energy, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas, Valero Energy, HoltCat, Tesoro, Zachry, Frost, Rackspace, Medtronic, H-E-B and many others successfully operate in San Antonio. Since the establishment of the SAEDF over 40 years ago, San Antonio has seen a period of dramatic and diverse industry growth.

San Antonio builds upon its rich history and today is a center of activity and growth, attracting companies and young professionals defining an era of limitless opportunity.  

Indo-MIM spent more than 18 months locating its first U.S. manufacturing facility and examined multiple locations in search for the best site. San Antonio's Economic Development Foundation and Port San Antonio ultimately clinched the deal due to the sophistication of the local manufacturing and industrial culture, strong workforce solutions providers and the City of San Antonio’s and Bexar County’s ability to work with private and public entities to create the right environment for a globalized manufacturing company to thrive long-term.

{ Krishna Chivukula, Jr, Indo-MIM CEO }