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A $95 billion cut to the Army budget has San Antonio looking down the barrel of 5,900 lost jobs over the course of five years. The sequestration-linked reductions are over 25 percent of the of Army's active-duty force.

Tuesday afternoon, local leaders met with over 1200 community members in a town-hall like "listening session."

The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce predicted the affected 6,000 people, and their 9,000 dependents had a $382 million annual impact on the local economy. 

What would this reduction mean for your family? What if anything can San Antonio do?

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Transportation was near the top of the list as more than 100 San Antonio civic leaders descended on the Texas Capitol Tuesday to press for measures important to the Alamo City.

As state lawmakers divvy up the budget, San Antonio leaders want them to make easing transportation gridlock a priority. 

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Military cyber security specialists are becoming a welcome part of the civilian workforce, and now there's a training opportunity in San Antonio for veterans and military members who may be headed in an entrepreneurial direction.

It wasn’t so long ago that few had heard about cyber security, but it suddenly rocketed into reality for a broad cross section of shoppers after the recent data breach at Target stores.

But military cyber security specialists have done this work for decades, and their high level of expertise is highly marketable once they become veterans.

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San Antonio Water System officials are in talks to find a supply of water in addition to the Edwards Aquifer to meet growth demands over the next few decades.

The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce has joined the discussion with a new study, the Impact of Potential Water Shortages on San Antonio’s Economy, which illustrates the link between long-term water needs and San Antonio’s economy.

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has named San Antonio as one of the top seven cities in the country for business development.

The Enterprising Cities study is based on business-friendly strategies and partnerships at multiple levels throughout the culture of the cities. 

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