SAN ANTONIO (Aug. 3, 2018) — Southside First Economic Development Council is holding its second Economic Exchange for the year and this time education is in the forefront. Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson, President of Texas A&M University - San Antonio, and Dr. Mike Flores, President of Palo Alto College and incoming Chancellor of Alamo Colleges District, join the conversation as the new academic school year gets underway. The South Chamber’s Economic Exchange focuses on bringing leading voices in South Texas together in panel discussions that inspire, motivate and create action in growing and sustaining the area's economy.
The Economic Exchange Luncheon will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 at TAMU-SA’s Vista Room from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tickets and sponsorships are still available. Visit SouthsideFirst.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The inaugural Economic Exchange featured Leo Gomez, CEO of Brooks, and Jim Perschbach, CEO of Port San Antonio, where the topics centered around collaboration and motivated the city to dream bolder. "It's important for all of us to hear our leaders speak about their vision and provide insight on how we can collectively be part of creating a prosperous city," said Andrew Anguiano, Executive Director of Southside First Economic Development Council. The series is a fundraiser for the Southside non-profit.
In addition, Southside First has one more luncheon planned for the year and a Thriving Together Symposium occurring in fall. The Symposium will focus on development and infrastructure on the Southside.
A non-profit affiliate of the South San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, the Council has been a leading voice in economic prosperity, community bridging, and responsible development for the area south of Highway 90 and Highway 87. Working with various strategic partners has led the way to conducting economic assessments, providing solutions, and creating programming that positively influences the quality of life on the Southside.