The 2013 Spain Trade Mission delegation includes two city council members, the Bexar County manager, the honorary consul of Spain in San Antonio, and 20 other business leaders including the vice-president of corporate banking of BBVA Compass bank.
San Antonio business leaders have returned home optimistic after a week-long lobbying trip to Washington.
Business leaders, along with officials from the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, target certain projects and issues every year as Congress starts looking at new legislation.
This year’s SA-to-DC trip is underway this week, with representatives from San Antonio chambers of commerce joining together with city leaders to advocate for issues important to the community.
The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce has been making this trip for 35 years as a way to represent the whole community before Congress and military leadership.
Of ten committees, the Hispanic Chamber is most interested in making contacts for small business, immigration and trade. President Ramiro Cavazos said there are many good arguments for comprehensive immigration reform: