Talking Tech: San Antonio rapidly becoming tech-friendly city

Talking Tech: San Antonio rapidly becoming tech-friendly city (Photo: Sinclair Broadcast Group)

SAN ANTONIO – With Rackspace to Geekdom to a host of growing and start up tech companies, San Antonio has rapidly become a tech friendly city.

Two more companies recently decided to hang their hat in the Alamo City.

"WP Engine is a company that helps customers build websites using a technology that currently powers about 26 percent of the worlds websites," said WP Engine’s Nick Daines.

The company is actually based in Austin but decided about two and half years ago they needed to expand. Daines, who is the senior director of customer care, says San Antonio was the natural choice.

"We were looking for more tech talent,” Daines told us. “We were growing rapidly, and we really needed to find another place to open an office, and San Antonio was an easy decision."

Daines says when they opened an office in the Rand Building Downtown they had just 4 employees. WP Engine now employs 40 here in San Antonio, and they are aggressively hiring.

Easyexpunctions also has Austin roots but local leaders made San Antonio look so attractive, they recently moved here.

"Based on the technology initiatives, they provided us with certain incentives," explained Easyexpunctions CEO Yousef Kassim.

The company researches people's criminal records to see if they can be cleared. If that is a possibly they help file the paperwork to make that happen.

"Today 92 percent of employers run background checks,” Kassim said. “To be able to have clean criminal records allows you to be more likely to get a job."

If you are looking for a job with a tech company, you might try reaching out to one of these companies or some of the startups over at Geekdom.

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