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The Source: San Antonio To Lose 6,000 Army-Related Jobs?

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U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar, 7th MPAD

A $95 billion cut to the Army budget has San Antonio looking down the barrel of 5,900 lost jobs over the course of five years. The sequestration-linked reductions are over 25 percent of the of Army's active-duty force.

Tuesday afternoon, local leaders met with over 1200 community members in a town-hall like "listening session."

The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce predicted the affected 6,000 people, and their 9,000 dependents had a $382 million annual impact on the local economy. 

What would this reduction mean for your family? What if anything can San Antonio do?

Guests:

  • Will Garrett, Vice President of Economic Development at the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
  • Joe Krier, District 9 councilman for the city of San Antonio
Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive