Alamo Area Growth Summit

Presented by San Antonio Business Journal
Alamo Area Growth Summit
Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Pearl Stable
303 Pearl Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78215

Event Information

Texas cities have been identified by researchers at The Center for Opportunity Urbanism as ‘America’s Next Boom Towns.’ The Texas Business Journals will partner with the center to conduct and share new research on the growing economic vitality of Texas. The program will build on the center’s recent national study which identified the cities most likely to boom in the next decade, analyzing the 51 largest MSAs in the country across 8 metrics indicative of past, present and future vitality.



Joel Kotkin, Executive Director, Center for Opportunity Urbanism, Fellow – Urban Studies, Chapman University & Author of The Human City: Urbanism for the Rest of Us

Henry Cisneros, Former Mayor, Co-founder and Chairman of CityView

Scott Beyer, Forbes Columnist, Author of


Mayor Ivy Taylor – San Antonio

Nelson Wolff– Bexar County Judge

Richard Perez – President & CEO of San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

Jenna Saucedo-Hererra – San Antonio Economic Development Foundation

Rogelio Saenz – Dean of College of Public Policy, UTSA


Tony Quesada, Editor, San Antonio Business Journal


Event Registration & Information:

Or Contact Liz English:
Phone: 1(210)477-0854


A National Think Tank Based in Houston

The Center for Opportunity Urbanism is a stand-alone think tank, based in Houston. Headquartering this effort in Houston reflects the region’s emergence as arguably the primary exemplar of this new urban model. But this is not a Houston-centric think tank; its view and reach is national. It is directed both by its board and its executive director, who will remain based in Southern California, with input from fellows and a board of advisors. The Center is run primarily by Joel Kotkin, with assistance of a part-time office manager and later additions in public/media relations, fund raising, and lobbying. Our team consists of several noted experts in the field of urban growth, including our first fellows, Wendell Cox, Tory Gattis and Anne Snyder.

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