Tech industry in San Antonio generates annual economic

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio’s information technological know-how business generates an yearly economic impact of almost $11 billion and employs 48,000 people today, according to the first report to evaluate such results.

In accordance to a news launch, the report was commissioned and co-authored by Tech Bloc, a nonprofit corporation that advocates for the community tech field, in affiliation with Port San Antonio. Considerably of the investigation was conducted by Trinity College Professors Emeriti Richard Butler and Mary Stefl.


Other key results in the report incorporate:

  • The IT industry’s financial influence of $10.8 billion has grown by 27% because 2010. It has additional than tripled in size considering the fact that 2000.

  • The amount of firms in San Antonio’s IT sector has grown from 1,095 in 2015 to 1,491 in 2020, a 36% raise.

  • The IT market personal sector businesses compensated a complete of $1.8 Billion in wages in 2020. The normal yearly wage paid out to IT employees was $88,017, the optimum ordinary salary of all concentrate on industries in San Antonio and a comprehensive 60% bigger than the common wages throughout all other industries in San Antonio.

  • 16,417 IT gurus are employed by the protection, security and other federal entities in San Antonio, representing a single-3rd or 34% of San Antonio’s tech workforce.

  • The IT industry is somewhat clustered in geographic nodes of IT employment with the five premier tech employment facilities being at Port San Antonio, Freeway 281 North Corridor, Westover Hills/Highway 151, Rackspace/Windcrest, and the USAA/IH-10/Medical Middle location.

  • The largest focus of youthful, more compact startup firms appears to be in the Downtown/Broadway-Midtown and Port San Antonio spots.

“Growth of our tech field is essential to our long run regional financial system and prosperity. Positions in our business have high wages, and the upcoming financial state will carry on to be pushed by tech,” reported Tech Bloc CEO David Listened to. “This report examines the financial impact throughout all private and general public IT sectors, including our federal and armed forces business. Nevertheless IT workers make up only about 2% of the overall workforce in San Antonio, high regular salaries in the IT sector represent a substantial prospect to raise for each capita profits ranges in Bexar County if we can continue on to develop tech work opportunities.”

The report signifies that though the industry’s economic effects has a lot more than tripled due to the fact 2000, work has developed far more slowly and gradually. This is due in portion to the relative change of IT exercise in San Antonio from the output of items to the provision of solutions. Important tech sectors in San Antonio involve cybersecurity at Port San Antonio, cloud computing at Rackspace Know-how, electronic retail and commerce at H-E-B, money technology, services and compliance at USAA and computer software as a provider at Scaleworks.


Data contained in the report is centered on the most current workforce and economic data obtainable through the end of 2021 from the Texas Workforce Fee and other sources, the information launch said.

You can view the total report beneath:

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