Life Science in San Antonio
The healthcare and bioscience sector in San Antonio is the largest regional economic contributor in the 7th largest city in the US, and fastest growing. 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. For more information on specific disease areas, click here.
BioMedSA provides strong support to companies, connecting them with local resources and convening action-oriented groups to optimize industry growth. 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.
Medical Research Support
San Antonio is home to
The Largest Military Health Complex in the United States is 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
- Complete drug development support
- 2 of the top 10 largest hospitals
- 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 is supporting over
1750 clinical trials (largest Hispanic Population in the US)
San Antonio is centrally located in the United States as well as close to Mexico making it ideal for research and manufacturing
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.
Cost of Living
Whether business or personal, living in san antonio is affordable
No personal income tax
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
San Francisco: 114%
San Diego: 62%
New York: 115%
Washington DC: 77%
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. With only 24 minutes for the average commute, there’s plenty of time for all that San Antonio has to offer.