In addition to the work that happens in our Councils and Committees, much of the Chamber's work focuses on advancing initiatives that are designed to push our community forward. 

Military Affairs

Texas Coalition of Defense Communities

During Texas' 86 Legislative Session, the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce launched  the Texas Coalition of Defense Communities (TCDC). The Chamber created the TCDC to take a collective approach to advocating for policies, legislation, and initiatives that impact military missions – active, guard, and reserve. Texas’ military installations, infrastructure and personnel generate more than 136.6 billion to the state’s economy and make invaluable contributions to national security.

TCDC partners include civic and business leadership of Texas’ military-connected communities and organizations that best represent the most active and engaged members from a business, industry, and economic development perspective. 

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Texas Coalition of Defense Communities
Military Affairs

Supporting Military Families San Antonio

The Five and Thrive Guide is an educational and inspirational guide for today's Air and Space Force spouses. It is designed in three sections to teach spouses how to build a strong network, understand the resources available to them, and provide a firm foundation of support as spouses navigate their milspouse journey.

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Supporting Military Families San Antonio
Education/Workforce

Best Place for Working Parents

The Greater San Antonio Chamber is proud to lead San Antonio's participation in the Best Place for Working Parents® initiative. Businesses are invited to take a short business self-assessment to see if their workplace earns a Best Place for Working Parents designation based on the availability of direct benefits for parent workers, such as parental leave, paid time off, and nursing benefits, as well as ease of employment with workplace cultural practices, such as flexible hours, onsite childcare, and the ability to work remotely from home. Companies with sufficient family-friendly policies in place are eligible for a designation as a Best Place for Working Parents™, which comes with a digital badge to use on their website, social media, and in print.

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Best Place for Working Parents
Leadership Development

Leadership San Antonio

LSA was created in 1975 by the Chamber to help identify and develop community leaders and is now considered the premier program for existing and emerging leaders in the Bexar County and surrounding areas. The program, one of the first of its kind in Texas, has graduated more than 2000 participants and focuses on delivering these leaders an opportunity to develop an understanding of the promise and challenges of our community. The program goes beyond personal and professional development and, as its goal, educates and informs these leaders in the vital areas affecting San Antonio, as well as encouraging Chamber Business involvement and Community advocacy. 

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Leadership San Antonio
Healthcare

Healthcare and Bioscience Industry Support

The healthcare and bioscience industry continues to be one of San Antonio’s largest industries with an annual economic impact near $43 billion. The industry employs almost 200,000 people, every one in five local area workers.  The healthcare and bioscience community has added over 50,000 in the last decade and continues to be a leader in innovation and research across Texas and the nation.    

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Healthcare and Bioscience Industry Support
Education/Workforce

San Antonio Foundation for Free Enterprise

The San Antonio Foundation for Free Enterprise is a 501(c)(3) organization that fosters economic and community prosperity for our region.

We educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future. To achieve our mission, we raise and render financial support for community projects. As identified through Chamber’s strategic objectives, the Foundation supports education and workforce development, redevelopment and revitalization, community planning and general well-being initiatives.

 

San Antonio Foundation for Free Enterprise
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