San Antonio, the eighth largest city in the U.S., and the second fastest growing city among those with populations of one million or more, provides a dynamic environment for business in a community with a variety of educational, cultural, and recreational resources. In the May 29, 2000 issue of Forbes Magazine, San Antonio was selected as number eight, out of the top 15, "Best Places to Put Your Business" in the United States. The economy of San Antonio is a healthy mix of business services, manufacturing, health care, communications, corporate and regional offices, government, and the convention/tourism industry. The Riverwalk and the Alamo are as much a part of San Antonio as are profits and a pro-business climate. San Antonio businesses benefit from the city's proximity to Mexico, the growing Texas and U.S. markets, and the cost advantages of life in this unique city.
Major Highways
Distance to Major Cities
  Estimated Jan. 1999 Growth 1985-1995
San Antonio 1,171,700 25.4%
Bexar County 1,401,400 18.9%
MSA - 4 counties:
Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Wilson
1,570,500 22.8%
Source City Planning Department
  1998 Median Age 1998 Median Household Income
San Antonio Metro 32.5 $31,563
Source Sales & Marketing Management, August 1998

IH-10 East/West
IH-35 North/South
IH-37 Southeast
IH-410 Loop Highway
FM 1604 Outer Loop Highway
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Modified sub-tropical climate. Annual normal rainfall: 30.0 inches. Average annual humidity: 52.0%
Average Temperatures
Month Temperature
January 49.3°F
February 53.5°F
March 61.73°F
April 69.3°F
May 75.5°F
June 82.2°F
July 85.0°F
August 84.9°F
September 79.3°F
October 70.2°F
November 60.4°F
December 52.2°F
Source: National Climatic Data Center

Austin 80 miles north
Corpus Christi 145 miles southeast
Dallas 280 miles north
El Paso 571 miles west
Fort Worth 267 miles north
Houston 200 miles east
Laredo, TX/Nuevo Laredo, Mexico 150 miles southwest
Monterrey, Mexico 295 miles southwest
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