San Antonio’s open environment attracts bright minds who want to explore ideas in entrepreneurship and technology, develop their talents, and connect to a community of like-minded people. The local IT sector reflects that through its unique emphasis on the complementary pair of Cloud Computing and Cybersecurity.
Local companies have helped pioneer cloud computing with a mindset that reflects the city’s penchant for open collaboration. Local incubators like Geekdom and TechStars Cloud are working with San Antonio’s young and driven IT startups to share ideas, winning business practices, and foster a culture of rewarding entrepreneurship.
The city's association with the military and with scientific research has helped create a unique combination of resources that includes the second largest concentration of cybersecurity professionals in the U.S and 3 National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Security. Local cybersecurity experts are engaged at places like the National Security Agency’s Texas Cryptology Center and U.S. 24th Air Force Cyber Command, which together employ more than 3,000 workers.
In 2008, the Cyber/IT industry in San Antonio provided an $8 billion annual economic impact, employed 15,700 and paid wages of $56,000 per year.
San Antonio’s talented, strategic, and innovative minds are focused on building businesses, technology, and cool ideas that will shape the future.