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Friday, October 13, 2017 from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM (CDT)

San Antonio 2018 Economic Forecast: Acceleration

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The Texas economy is accelerating in nearly every business sector. The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas recently increased their forecast for more hiring in Texas in 2017, with the creation of 309,200 new jobs by the end of this year.

The “new economy” is expanding in San Antonio with industries like cybersecurity, biomed and new media growing rapidly, along with continued growth in health care, financial services, manufacturing and construction. If the pace continues, 2018 should be a good year for Texas businesses.

Join Texas CEO Magazine and the Greehey School of Business at St. Mary’s University as we invite you to attend the 2018 Economic Forecast: Accelerating, on Friday, October 13, at the Plaza Club from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m.


Graham Weston, Entrepreneur
TOPIC: Entrepreneurship

Graham’s mission is to create constructive environments for start-ups and entrepreneurs to flourish in the San Antonio area. He collaborates with a number of businesses, individuals and organizations in the city to make the investments today that will make a better city for everyone, tomorrow.

Graham provided the seed capital in 1998 to start Rackspace, which went from 12 to 1,200 employees and $1 million to $200 million in revenue. He was CEO, then moved to the Chairman role in 2006.

Along with founding Rackspace, Graham also launched Geekdom, the 80/20 Foundation and commercial real estate site, The Weston Centre.

Major General Christopher Weggeman, Commander, Twenty-fourth Air Force and Commander, Air Forces Cyber, Lackland AFB
Topic: Cybersecurity

General Weggeman is responsible for providing Air Force Commanders with trained and ready cyber forces which plan, direct and execute global cyberspace operations. Twenty-fourth Air Force and AFCYBER personnel build, operate, secure, defend and extend the Air Force portion of the Department of Defense global network. The general leads the activities of two cyberspace wings and the 624th Operations Center, as well as the 5th Combat Communications Group.

General Weggeman is a 1987 graduate of Purdue University, where he was commissioned through Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps as a distinguished graduate. Prior to this assignment, General Weggeman was the Director, Plans and Policy (J5), U.S. Cyber Command at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. He is a combat-proven F-16 pilot who has commanded at the squadron, group and wing level.

James Garvin, PhD, CEO, CytoBioscience
TOPIC: BioTech

Jim brought CytoBioscience from Germany to San Antonio in 2015.  CytoBioscience works in the area of cellular research for developing new drugs and drug therapies. Since arriving in San Antonio, CytoBioscience has acquired Soluble Therapeutics and recently announced a merger with publicly-traded Skyline Medical, based in Minneapolis.

Prior to his move to San Antonio, Jim has been a Managing Director at investment banking firm, Divine Capital Markets, COO at the Leedom Group, and CEO at the Obed Corporation. He is a former Assistant Professor at the College of Education at Louisiana State University.

Steve Nivin, PHD, Assistant Professor of Economics, St. Mary’s University
TOPIC: Economic Overview

Along with his role at St. Mary’s, Steve is also the Chief Economist for the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Director of the SABÉR Research Institute at St. Mary’s, and Director of the St. Mary’s Neighborhood Revitalization Project.

Before joining to the Hispanic Chamber and St. Mary’s University, Steve was chief economist and industry development manager for the City of San Antonio for over six years. He played an integral role in crafting and implementing economic development strategies for San Antonio.

Steve received his doctorate and master’s degrees in political economy from the University of Texas at Dallas.



Tanjua Singh, PhD, Dean, Greehey College of Business, St. Mary’s University 




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Plaza Club
100 W. Houston Street, 21st Floor
San Antonio, TX 78205

Friday, October 13, 2017 from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM (CDT)

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