At first blush, those unfamiliar with South Texas might consider the territory anchored by the cities of San Antonio, Laredo and Corpus Christi as iconic tourist destinations—a visit to the Alamo, a shopping trip into Mexico or a day at the beach. While hospitality remains among the region’s important industries, so are international trade, energy, aerospace and the military—contributing billions of dollars each year to America’s bottom line.
South Texas has many attributes that have been put to strategic use in recent years—providing the region with remarkable stability during the recent economic downturn. More importantly, South Texas is now positioned as a leader that is helping steer America’s economic future in the 21st century. continue reading