Media Contact: Susy Romero
SAN ANTONIO (May 18, 2017) – Today, Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran and City Council approved a 15-year non-annexation agreement with TJX, Inc. for a 200-acre distribution center site and other related development agreements on approximately 1,000 acres west of Mission Espada.
Councilwoman Viagran said, “I’m thrilled the agreement was approved because it will bring 1,000 new jobs that will provide eligible full-time employees access to benefits, which is critical to raising strong, healthy families in San Antonio. I’m pleased that a global company with the financial strength and corporate brand of TJX is investing in our communities and creating opportunities for our workforce. Through their partnership with Workforce Solutions Alamo, Goodwill Industries, and Southside ISD, TJX is showing a commitment to building a workforce that is skilled and ready to work on the City’s South Side.”
The project will generate 1,000 full-time jobs with healthcare benefits over the coming five years. The TJX partnerships will focus hiring from populations with high levels of unemployment. The agreement will also provide a development buffer around Mission Espada, enable the connection of more than 30 miles of hike and bike trail and provide 15-20 acres of land for a new Southside Independent School District facility.
“This partnership coincides with the goals we established in the SA Tomorrow plan, and it’s a powerful statement from a community that’s working together. I collaborated with local organizations to ensure the agreement with TJX would benefit everyone in District 3. I’m happy with the outcome and can’t wait to welcome this Fortune 150 Company to San Antonio,” added Councilwoman Viagran.