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Old 07-23-2014, 06:48 PM
 
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Major US companies based out of San Antonio. There are probably more but this is what I found. S.A. is perceived as a tourist only economy but far from it. I would rank it between 20-25.
1. Valero Energy
2. Clear Channel Communications Worldwide Media
3. United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
4. Kinetic Concepts KCI
5. Rackspace
6. Tesoro Energy
7. Nustar Energy
8. Harte Hanks
9. Fairchild Aviation
10. Friedrich Air Conditioners
11. Globalscape
12. Vision Works of America former name (Eye Care Centers of America)
13. Scooter Store
14. Mytoons
15. Lone Star Beer
16. Garden Ridge Pottery Craft Outlets
17. SWBC
18. Biglari Holdings Inc- Steak N Shake & Western Sizzling Restaurants
19. Whataburger
20. Mediabase
21. H.B. Zachry
22. Harland Clarke
23. Toyota Manufacturing Tundra/ Tacoma
24. Mission Pharmacal
25. Schlitterbahn Waterparks
26. SyberJet Aircraft
27. Group 1 Automotive
28. Romano's Macaroni Grill
29. Taco Cabana (Southern U.S.)
30. H.E.B. Food stores
31. DPT Laboratories
32. Newtek
33. Ricos Products Co
34. Wellmed


Big national names founded and HQ but(relocated) or merged.

1. Church's Fried Chicken
2. Pace Foods
3. Academy Sports Outdoors
4. Southwest Airlines (started in Dallas & S.A.)
5. La Quinta Motor Inns
6. Lacks Furniture
7. Fuddruckers Hamburgers
8. Frito Lay
9. Luby's Cafeteria
10. At&t formerly SBC

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Old 07-24-2014, 02:04 AM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Major US companies based out of San Antonio. There are probably more but this is what I found. S.A. is perceived as a tourist only economy but far from it. I would rank it between 20-25.
1. Valero Energy
2. Clear Channel Communications Worldwide Media
3. United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
4. Kinetic Concepts KCI
5. Rackspace
6. Tesoro Energy
7. Nustar Energy
8. Harte Hanks
9. Fairchild Aviation
10. Friedrich Air Conditioners
11. Globalscape
12. Vision Works of America former name (Eye Care Centers of America)
13. Scooter Store
14. Mytoons
15. Lone Star Beer
16. Garden Ridge Pottery Craft Outlets
17. SWBC
18. Biglari Holdings Inc- Steak N Shake & Western Sizzling Restaurants
19. Whataburger
20. Mediabase
21. H.B. Zachry
22. Harland Clarke
23. Toyota Manufacturing Tundra/ Tacoma
24. Mission Pharmacal
25. Schlitterbahn Waterparks
26. SyberJet Aircraft
27. Group 1 Automotive
28. Romano's Macaroni Grill
29. Taco Cabana (Southern U.S.)
30. H.E.B. Food stores
31. DPT Laboratories
32. Newtek
33. Ricos Products Co
34. Wellmed


Big national names founded and HQ but(relocated) or merged.

1. Church's Fried Chicken
2. Pace Foods
3. Academy Sports Outdoors
4. Southwest Airlines (started in Dallas & S.A.)
5. La Quinta Motor Inns
6. Lacks Furniture
7. Fuddruckers Hamburgers
8. Frito Lay
9. Luby's Cafeteria
10. At&t formerly SBC
More than half of those companies are not even in the F500 nor F1000.Some of them are just divisions or manufacturing plants.However San Antonio should be on a list higher than Austin

As far as your list of companies that you say were founded or merged,some of those are like At&t were not founded in San Antonio but "briefly" had a headquarters there after the merger of SBC with Bellsouth.
All thiskinda shows that its influence is not that strong to keep
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:03 AM
 
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I've noticed several instances of the word "important" in this thread. Please keep in mind, the question is "influence" not "importance". I think these are related concepts, but not interchangeable.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:38 AM
 
Location: SGV
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I've noticed several instances of the word "important" in this thread. Please keep in mind, the question is "influence" not "importance". I think these are related concepts, but not interchangeable.
With that in mind I'll give it a try...

1. New York City
2. Los Angeles
3. Chicago
4. Washington D.C.
5. San Francisco
6. Atlanta
7. Boston
8. Denver
9. Seattle
10. Dallas
11. Las Vegas
12. Miami
13. Minneapolis
14. Philadelphia
15. Detroit
16. Houston
17. St. Louis
18. New Orleans
19. Pittsburgh
20. Cleveland
21. Tampa
22. Phoenix
23. Portland
24. Baltimore
25. Orlando
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:50 AM
 
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More than half of those companies are not even in the F500 nor F1000.Some of them are just divisions or manufacturing plants.However San Antonio should be on a list higher than Austin

As far as your list of companies that you say were founded or merged,some of those are like At&t were not founded in San Antonio but "briefly" had a headquarters there after the merger of SBC with Bellsouth.
All thiskinda shows that its influence is not that strong to keep
I wish San Antonio had that many F500 or F1000. These are companies that market outside Texas and the U.S. and many at a global level. And yes, I listed At&t but should have added an asterisk. SBC grew to its size and scope in San Antonio,(16 years) which made the company a giant and able to purchase At&t. San Antonio lost a major corporate citizen.

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Old 07-24-2014, 07:56 AM
 
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Only the Toyota Plant is a division the rest are HQ's. H.E.B. Is just Texas and Mexico but it is one of the biggest grocery chains in the country.
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Only the Toyota Plant is a division the rest are HQ's. H.E.B. Is just Texas and Mexico but it is one of the biggest grocery chains in the country.
Yes many of them are headquarters but most of them have parent companies.
Like for instance:New York City based MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. isowned by Ronald Perelman and is the parent of Harland Clarke.

Its still good t have that but the distinctionis influence and ifso many of those companies are owned by larger parnt companies and subsidiaries then that is no different than what many cities have.
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:07 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Washington, D.C.
San Francisco
Chicago
NYC
Los Angeles
Boston
Philadelphia

...and the rest.
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