Business http://tpr.org en Construction Industry Struggling To Fill Growing Number Of Job Openings http://tpr.org/post/construction-industry-struggling-fill-growing-number-job-openings <p>An announcement earlier this year that the number of construction jobs has increased was good news, heralding a recovering economy. But the news is a double-edged sword for contractors who have to try harder to find good workers.<br /><br />Soon there will be bands playing and football players running the length of the field at Alamo Stadium. After 18 months of construction, the 2010 San Antonio ISD bond project was completed this week.<br /> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:16:25 +0000 Eileen Pace 36848 at http://tpr.org Construction Industry Struggling To Fill Growing Number Of Job Openings No Clear Way Forward For Ride-Share Services In San Antonio http://tpr.org/post/no-clear-way-forward-ride-share-services-san-antonio <p></p><p>Iowa is now the 20th state to issue a warning to its residents about ride-sharing companies like Lyft and Uber, cautioning of hidden risks such as devastating financial losses due to non-covered claims.</p><p>While Texas has not done so, cities like San Antonio are still trying to move forward with integration of the transportation companies. So far it has been slow going.</p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:20:20 +0000 Ryan Loyd 36020 at http://tpr.org No Clear Way Forward For Ride-Share Services In San Antonio AgriLife Extension Says Texas Pecan Yield Recovering From Drought http://tpr.org/post/agrilife-extension-says-texas-pecan-yield-recovering-drought <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Agriculture forecasters at Texas A&amp;M </span>AgriLife<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Extension are predicting a medium-size pecan crop for the state in 2014. Experts say this year’s production will be better than the last three, but still under capacity.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Texas A&amp;M </span>AgriLife<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Extension Service estimates farmers will produce between 50 million and 55 million pounds of pecans in 2014. </span></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:16:55 +0000 Ryan Poppe 34452 at http://tpr.org AgriLife Extension Says Texas Pecan Yield Recovering From Drought Shirley Gonzales Expands Family Business, Encourages Others To Make Investments http://tpr.org/post/shirley-gonzales-expands-family-business-encourages-others-make-investments <p>As city council members push for redevelopment across town, one member in particular is doing that with her personal business.</p><p>District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales dedicated her family's pawn shop business along West Commerce, encouraging other business leaders to do the same to revitalize the area.</p><p>Gonzales said it's been a long time in the making. Since 2009, Gonzales said she's worked toward opening the new Bill's Pawn and Jewelry, adjacent from the old location.</p><p>Now the 10,000 square foot building is a reality.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:30:26 +0000 Ryan Loyd 34353 at http://tpr.org Shirley Gonzales Expands Family Business, Encourages Others To Make Investments Frost Bank Office Tower Concept Would Change Downtown Skyline http://tpr.org/post/frost-bank-office-tower-concept-would-change-downtown-skyline <p>Downtown San Antonio may be changing with the construction of the first office tower built there since the late 1980s.</p><p>A plan by Frost Bank, Weston Urban and the city of San Antonio is in the works in a public-private partnership to build an "iconic" office tower catty-corner to the current Frost Bank Tower on Houston Street.</p><p>In explaining the concept, Mayor Julián Castro said Thursday it's nothing but momentum that resulted in this complex deal. City leaders say that it will be cost-neutral to the taxpayers of San Antonio.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:29:15 +0000 Ryan Loyd 34140 at http://tpr.org Frost Bank Office Tower Concept Would Change Downtown Skyline Codeup, The Code Training Company With 90% Job Placement http://tpr.org/post/codeup-code-training-company-90-job-placement <p>Web coding is all the craze these days, and for developers-to-be there is an education solution in San Antonio.</p><p><a href="http://www.codeup.com/" target="_blank">Codeup</a> founder Michael Girdley noticed the lack of talented coders for new tech startups in the Alamo City. His first class is now out in the workforce and the second full class is now in session.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:00:06 +0000 Ryan Loyd 33706 at http://tpr.org Codeup, The Code Training Company With 90% Job Placement UTSA Report: West Texas Counties Need To Prepare For Gas Boom Population Growth http://tpr.org/post/utsa-report-west-texas-counties-need-prepare-gas-boom-population-growth <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new study by </span>UTSA’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Institute for Economic Development shows a rapidly-rising economy is in store for the West Texas oil and gas play. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The largest oil production in Texas has always been in the Permian Basin, but with new hydraulic </span>fracking<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> technologies, more of the shale plays around the state are starting to get a piece of the pie.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:49:22 +0000 Eileen Pace 33588 at http://tpr.org UTSA Report: West Texas Counties Need To Prepare For Gas Boom Population Growth Study Gives CPS Energy High Marks For Job Creation, Growing Local Economy http://tpr.org/post/study-gives-cps-energy-high-marks-job-creation-growing-local-economy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">CPS Energy’s <a href="http://www.cpsenergy.com/About_CPS_Energy/Who_We_Are/New_Energy_Economy/index.asp" target="_blank">New Energy Economy</a> is earning praise for fueling dramatic increases in local job growth.</span></p><p>An economic impact study found the energy company’s contributions are “unique” in the industry.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:26:53 +0000 Eileen Pace 33118 at http://tpr.org Study Gives CPS Energy High Marks For Job Creation, Growing Local Economy Council Approves Utility Loan Pilot Program For Blanco Road Businesses http://tpr.org/post/council-approves-utility-loan-pilot-program-blanco-road-businesses <p>A new city pilot program is helping businesses along the Blanco Road construction corridor that are taking a financial hit due to the work. But what about other businesses in the city also affected by construction?</p><p>The 20-month Broadway and Hildebrand project began in January 2013 and will be completed this summer. But when Jon Lindskog, the brains behind Cheesy Janes Burgers, approached the city for help with lost sales, the city told him there's nothing they could do.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 18:14:53 +0000 Ryan Loyd 31254 at http://tpr.org Council Approves Utility Loan Pilot Program For Blanco Road Businesses Global Solar Equipment Manufacturer Relocates North American Headquarters To San Antonio http://tpr.org/post/global-solar-equipment-manufacturer-relocates-north-american-headquarters-san-antonio <p><a href="http://www.altenergymag.com/news/2014/04/29/-kaco-new-energy-relocates-its-north-american-headquarters-to-san-antonio-texas/33218">KACO</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.altenergymag.com/news/2014/04/29/-kaco-new-energy-relocates-its-north-american-headquarters-to-san-antonio-texas/33218"> New Energy</a> will complete the move of its corporate staff from Grass Valley, California, to San Antonio sometime in June, doubling the number of employees it has at its existing plant here.</span></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 15:24:28 +0000 Eileen Pace 31217 at http://tpr.org Global Solar Equipment Manufacturer Relocates North American Headquarters To San Antonio