Greater San Antonio Economic Transition Report

Updated: May 15, 2020

In alignment with the Governor’s “Open Texas” report and medical guidance from the Health Transition Team (HTT) appointed by Judge Wolff and Mayor Nirenberg, the Economic Transition Team (ETT) has been working around the clock to prepare a valuable addendum to the health and safety report.

The ETT is made up of a diverse group of business leaders from large and small businesses representing multiple sectors critical to the stability of our economy. The report addendum has three key elements that add value for our business community as they reopen their doors:

1) A local playbook of additional recommendations over and beyond the minimum standards outlined in the state plan, including checklists for companies in key Bexar County industries to keep employees and customers safe.

2) ‘Greater. SAfer. Together.’ marketing and communications campaign aimed at boosting employee, consumer, and visitor confidence in returning to work, shopping, and visiting our city and tourist attractions. Companies can visit to complete the pledge that the business community is being asked to take to keep our region SAfe and receive promotional materials.

3) Resources in response to small business needs. ETT, in partnership with local officials, advocacy groups, and the private sector created a set of guidelines and access to materials and supplies to help businesses plan their reopening strategies. Resources include access to financial relief, loans, and guidance; safety training; and healthcare, COVID-19 testing, and safety equipment and supplies.

Here is the presentation that was shared with City Council and Commissioners Court yesterday by ETT Co-Chairs, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas President Kevin Voelkel and President and CEO of Tejas Premier Building Contractors Julissa Carielo.

Please share these links with your network and take the pledge to keep San Antonio SAfe. Thank you for your continued support as we all work to bring our economy back greater than ever.