Urban Options

A vibrant, prosperous, and livable urban core is critical to San Antonio’s talent pipeline strategy. More urban options to work, live, and play will attract the innovative thinkers and doers necessary to fuel our brain gain economy. According to What A City Needs to Foster Innovation by The Brookings Institute, “talented people want to work and live in urban places that are walkable, bike-able, connected by transit, and hyper-caffeinated.” An increasing number of professionals want to embark on or continue their personal and professional trajectory in the epicenter of a city. Let’s make San Antonio their top choice as a world-class city.

The Future of Transportation in San Antonio

Would you believe me if I told you that the days of driving were behind us? If you recoil at the thought and your first instinct is to throw a bottle of beer at me, I don’t blame you. Everything is bigger in Texas, right? So we should have bigger cars, bigger gas bills and […]

Grant Could Jumpstart Downtown Retailers

SAN ANTONIO — Even as more retailers bid farewell to downtown San Antonio, the 80/20 Foundation hopes a new grant for entrepreneurs will spur commercial development in the urban core. The nonprofit investment group — a brainchild of Rackspace Hosting Inc. co-founder Graham Weston — on Friday will announce its award of $250,000 to microlender […]

Accion Texas Wins Grant from Graham Weston’s 80/20 Foundation

The 80/20 Foundation has formed a new partnership with Accion Texas to help accelerate business development in downtown San Antonio. In addition, the foundation is furnishing a $250,000 matching grant…

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