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The Source: In Advanced Industries, San Antonio A Middling City

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When it comes to advanced industries, San Antonio isn't leading the pack, but it isn't last place either, according to a new study.

San Antonio's successes in bringing Toyota here, Rackspace's continued presence as well as a host of other big names are keeping us in the game.

The cyber security program at UTSA and the number of security jobs in the region as a result of Air Force Cyber Command and other government entities are one bright spot for the city.

These industries pay above average salaries, aren't necessarily just for people with advanced degrees, and often times are regional economic engines. 

What can the city do to advance in advance industries? 


  • Scott Andes, senior policy analyst at the Metropolitan Planning Program at Brookings
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