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Port San Antonio on the city's southwest side will invest $50 million in a new building targeting cyber security companies. The port is trying to keep up with strong corporate demand to be near government cyber security and intelligence assets owned by the Air Force.

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Lawmakers get to redraw state and federal legislative district boundaries after every 10-year census count. A Texas redistricting committee is holding field hearings across the state ahead of 2021 mapmaking, including in San Antonio on Thursday.


A San Antonio aerospace company that focuses on building rooms and seating for cargo planes triples in space and looks to double in size.

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E-commerce has spurred more warehouses, according to Moody Analytics. It predicted the growth rate for modern "infill" warehouse space nationwide will be twice that of office space next year. And more warehouses mean more workers to pack and sort those boxes.


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Port San Antonio opened the doors to its newest building Wednesday night, marking a new chapter for the 100 year-old campus on the city’s southwest side.

The $20 million facility was conceived as the first of six buildings focused on the cyber security and technology industries. Breaking free of the image of the port as just a runway with big airplanes, staff said they wanted this development to have new architecture and new, more welcoming spaces they hope will lead to new collaborative endeavors between energy, advanced manufacturing, aerospace and cybersecurity.


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The Port of San Antonio board met in executive session Wednesday night to select an interim CEO.

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The Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and Border Security convened at Port San Antonio Wednesday to hear public comment on issues ranging from defense manufacturing to military youth readiness.

Boeing

San Antonio is being talked about as one of the cities competing to win the Boeing 777X airliner manufacturing contract, but local officials aren’t talking.

In Washington state, the union rejected Boeing’s contract over health care and pension demands, so Boeing is looking for alternative cities to bring the 777X.

About 15 locations, along with their home states, are coming up with lush billion-dollar incentive packages.

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With the City of San Antonio taking the unpopular step of closing its seven community learning centers, what does the work load look like for organizations trying to teach people to read and how to pass GEDs. Upcoming changes to the GED test will make it more difficult to pass them, especially for adults, service providers worry.

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Four abandoned Air Force hangars at the old Kelly Air Force Base have made it possible for a local aerospace company to complete a major custom project on time, all on-site at Port San Antonio.

Knight Aerospace, which has specialized in making custom kits that can quickly transform the interior of military cargo planes, used one of the hangars to outfit a brand new Lockheed Martin aircraft with two custom-designed kits that the company manufactured at its nearby Acme Road facility.

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