Why SA

1

Life Science in San Antonio

The healthcare and bioscience sector in San Antonio is the largest regional economic contributor. San Antonio has the depth of research and training support needed for the development of medical devices, pharma, therapeutics, biologics, and associated manufacturing. The region’s research capabilities and collaborative spirit form the strong foundation for the life science industry, unparalleled in other regions.

BioMedSA provides strong support to companies, connecting them with local resources and convening action-oriented groups to optimize industry growth. Recently, BioMedSA has convened a Clinical Trial Taskforce that has benchmarked, root caused, and recommended an action plan to optimize this sub-sector. Next up is a large workforce development effort, led by industry, supported by educators, and to be implemented in the community.

2

Medical Research Support

San Antonio is home to 

3

Medical Schools

6

Nursing Schools

1

Pharmacy School

2

Dental Schools

The 7th and 8th Largest Hospital Systems as well as the Largest Military Health Complex in the United State are in San Antonio!

  • Only NIH Primate Center with a BSL4 lab in the US
  • Only TX NIA Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
  • Two independent cadaver labs
  • Two Level 1 Trauma Centers
  • DoD’s only Burn Center
  • 21 Contract Research Institutions: Independent (3), DoD (12), Academic (6)

 

Due to its diverse population, San Antonio can also support clinical trials (largest Hispanic Population in the US)

3

Manufacturing

SAN ANTONIO HAS A DIVERSE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY, INCLUDING:
cGMP Pharma

Medical Devices

Biologics

Kitting

Tissue Products

San Antonio is centrally located in the United States as well as close to Mexico making it ideal for research and manufacturing

4

Incentives

The region is currently welcoming new companies and individuals to San Antonio in one of the fastest growing regions in the US. BioMedSA assists life science companies considering relocation here with corporate tours and industry resource information. We partner with real estate agents, industry leaders, Greater: SATX, and the City of San Antonio to help companies get the information and incentives they need to relocate here. Because, the San Antonio region is a great place to work, live, and play.

5

Cost of Living

Whether business or personal, living in san antonio is affordable

NO

No personal income tax

&
NO

No payroll tax

San Antonio also provides tax abatement incentives up to 100%!

Hover over a city to see the decrease in cost of living if you move to San Antonio

Seattle

Seattle: 34.3%

San Francisco

San Francisco: 114%

San Diego

San Diego: 62%

Denver

Denver: 24%

Austin

Austin: 12%

Minneapolis

Minneapolis: 13%

Boston
Boston: 41%
Pittsburg

Pittsburg: 13%

New York

New York: 115%

Washington DC

Washington DC: 77%

Phoenix

Phoenix: 15%

Chicago

Chicago: 38%

Atlanta

Atlanta: 16%

Dallas

Dallas: 15%

Houston

Houston: 6%

6

San Antonio Culture

San Antonio’s rich history and cultural flair add to the attraction of doing business here. The city has a vibrant live-work-play downtown area with numerous festivals and outdoor events all year long, enabled by the beautiful weather. Exercising outdoors has never been easier with year-long sports leagues and numerous city-wide parks, hiking trails, and bike trails. Only a short drive to lakes, beaches, canyons, and hunting areas, this region has something for everyone.

67%

More diverse than other metros

15K

Acres of public parks

150

Miles of hiking trails

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UNESCO Creative Cities of Gastronomy in the US

20+

Theatre companies

50+

Museums

San Antonio also home to world famous events and attractions like the Riverwalk, the Alamo and the Annual Fiesta San Antonio Celebration!

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