1,000 new jobs to San Antonio

1,000 new jobs could be coming to the south side of San Antonio.

At the next San Antonio City Council meeting a vote will be up to approve a new company coming to the south-side. TJX Incorporated plans to build a distribution center serving TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Homegoods and Sierrra Trading Post. The new economic development would create 1,000 new jobs for the city.

"Every time you involve the city and the economic development we're always looking for opportunity to create partnerships with companies," said Rene Dominguez, San Antonio Economic Development Department Director.

Along with the possible new business TJX will also be contributing to the city. If approved, they plan to donate 300 acres of land to the city, just south of Mission Espada. They will also donate land providing a bike trail, the company plans on working on a project with San Antonio River Authority and Texas A&M, plus they will also give 15-20 acres of land to South Side ISD for a new school in the future.

"We saw it as an opportunity to address some community goals," said Dominguez.

In return the city promises not to annex them for 15 years. If approved on Thursday, by city council, the new company will be located South of 410 and East of Highway 281, out in Bexar County. The company's opening date is scheduled for sometime in 2019.

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