San Antonio Texas is the seventh most populous city in the country and the second most populous city in Texas. The city is located in the south central part of Texas and a region known as the Texas Triangle.
San Antonio has sparsely populated areas outside of the city limits while the metropolitan area, has a population of over 2.27 million based on the 2013 U.S. Census. The City is the 25th-largest metropolitan area in the United States and third-largest in the state of Texas. Growth along Interstate 35 and Interstate 10 will continue to encourage growth in the metropolitan area.
San Antonio Texas is noted for Spanish colonial missions, the Alamo, the River Walk, the Alamo Bowl, and Marriage Island. Commercial entertainment includes Sea World and the Six Flags Fiesta Texas theme parks. Thus, 26 million tourists visit the city each year, according to the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau. The city maintains a home to the five-time NBA champion San Antonio Spurs. As a result of San Antonio being the host of the annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, thousands of tourists visit the city each year for this one event.
The US armed forces have numerous facilities in San Antonio. They are Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base (which constitute Joint Base San Antonio), and Lackland AFB/Kelly Field Annex, with Camp Bullis and Camp Stanley located outside the city.
San Antonio Texas has a diversified economy with an approximately $96.8 billion metropolitan GDP. As a result, the city ranks 4th among Texas metropolitan areas. The city focuses primarily on military health care, government civil service, financial services, oil and gas and tourism sectors. Within the past twenty years, San Antonio became a significant location for American-based call centers. Automobile manufacturing has made San Antonio a home, and therefore, brought jobs to the city.
Located about 10 miles northwest of Downtown, San Antonio possesses the South Texas Medical Center. This is a conglomerate of various hospitals, clinics, and research (see Southwest Research Institute) and higher educational institutions. The defense industry in San Antonio employs over 89,000, and thus, provides a $5.25 billion impact to the city’s economy.
San Antonio Texas is home to six Fortune 500 companies: Valero Energy Corp, Tesoro Corp, USAA, Clear Channel Communications, NuStar Energy and CST Brands, Inc. H-E-B, the 14th largest private company in the United States, maintains its headquartered in San Antonio. Other companies headquartered in San Antonio include: Bill Miller Bar-B-Q Enterprises, Carenet Healthcare Services, Eye Care Centers of America, Frost Bank, Harte-Hanks, Kinetic Concepts, NewTek, Rackspace, Taco Cabana and Whataburger.
San Antonio Texas has many nonprofit organizations that raise money and perform deeds for people in need. For instance, an organization that uses its revenues to feed the homeless or educate children is a non-profit. The organization receives revenue by soliciting donations from the community or selling items to raise money for the cause.
A nonprofit does not operate in an effort to build wealth or revenue for the benefit of the owner, directors or shareholders. The main goal of a non-profit is to generate funds and volunteer assistance to help further its goals. A non-profit organization can also act as a publicity vehicle to bring more attention to an issue in the community.
One of the main benefits of running nonprofit organization is that these organizations have an opportunity to assist the community via funds and volunteer work. Because the organization is tax-exempt, it does not have to pay taxes on the money it raises.
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