Military is S.A.’s major business

By swebadmin | Nov 27 2012

“Military City USA” is not just a name anymore — it’s a number, and a big one.

The military is San Antonio’s top economic engine, producing an impact of $27.7 billion last year, a study released Thursday said. That’s more than double its $13.3 billion impact in 2006.

The report by the city’s economic development department documented how major a force the military has become, looking at its hiring, investment and spending. It went beyond the Defense Department‘s contribution, adding in the impact driven by contractors, retirees and businesses that cater to the military. Read more

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