Texas’s size and diversity can be overwhelming when contemplating a move. Dividing the state into regions makes it much easier to determine where to relocate a business.

One of the state’s economic powerhouses is San Antonio, also know as the Alamo City. The major metropolitan area and its nearby cities are home to a large percentage of the state’s population. Read on for 9 things you should know about the Alamo Region.

It’s home for a lot of people: Nearly 3 million people live in the Alamo Region, making it one of the state’s most populated areas.

The region covers a lot of territory: Stretching from Fredericksburg and Kerrville in the Hill Country to Port Lavaca on the coast, the Alamo Region encompasses 18,000 square miles and 19 counties.

It’s not just popular for residents: Thanks to attractions like the San Antonio Riverwalk, Sea World and Six Flags Fiesta Texas, the Alamo Region is one of the state’s top destinations for tourists. Family vacations, conventions and business travel keep the region’s hotels and resorts humming with business.

The region is growing: San Antonio and its surrounding subdivisions continue to grow, as does the region’s other mid-size cities: New Braunfels and Victoria.

Texas history runs deep here: The Alamo Region is home – unsurprisingly – to the Alamo. That heroic last stand and the battles that followed fuel Texas pride to this day. More than 2.5 million people visit the iconic building each year, making it one of the state’s most visited attractions.

There’s a lot of ways to get around: San Antonio boasts an international airport and the region also has two smaller airports. Trucking and rail are widely available and ports on the coast complete the transportation options.

It’s people – and places – are diverse: From grape growers in Fredericksburg to executives in San Antonio and from roughnecks on the coast to bankers in the city, the Alamo region’s residents are a cross section of America and its diversity. The region’s topography is also diverse, ranging from rolling hills in the western part of the region to sandy beaches in the east.

Business is booming: The Alamo Region is one of the state’s economic engines and businesses in a wide array of industries are prevalent here. San Antonio and the surrounding areas are home to financial services, insurance carriers and related activities as well as data processing, hosting and related services, and rental and leasing services. Pipeline transportation, mining and oil and gas extraction are widely represented as are heavy and civil engineering construction. The region is also home to several military bases, including Lackland Air Force Base.

Educational opportunities are plentiful: San Antonio is home to a number of renowned universities, including Texas Lutheran University, Trinity University, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, St Mary’s University and the University of Texas at San Antonio. More than half a dozen junior and community colleges are available in the region and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is the largest health sciences university in south Texas.

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