San Antonio Friday Business Update

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Commercial permit activity for new construction and renovations across San Antonio were clustered downtown, on the Far West Side and North West Side of the city, according to municipal permit records on file for activity in 2018 so far.

The volume of commercial building permits dropped slightly between 2017 and 2018, according to city records. Total permits declined from 3,403 to 3,369, but the average commercial permit valuation of each project increased from about $966,630 to $993,212.

Source: San Antonio Business Journal

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Rackspace bets on expansion in Europe
About two years after Rackspace Hosting Inc. opened its first European data center in Frankfurt, Germany, the company plans to hire 100 more employees in Germany and about 70 more across Northern Europe. 

The jobs include enterprise and mid market sales to enterprise service delivery managers, enterprise windows lead engineers, and a solution director. The company has offices in Cardiff, Wales; Crawley, England; London; Munich, Germany; Frankfurt, Germany; Zurich, Switzerland and Amsterdam.

“There’s a significant shortage of expertise in this dynamic growing market, so we believe that our investment will encourage and support organizations in undertaking ambitious cloud projects,” Olaf Akkerman, vice president of sales EMEA of Rackspace, said in a news release. 

Source: San Antonio Journal

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Things to do in San Antonio This Weekend: Nov. 1-4
Día de los Muertos at Pearl

Join Pearl for a free two-day fest featuring live music, art making, a procession and more.

Diwali

Now in its 10th year, this free festival hosted by Anuja SA was created to commemorate the sister city relationship between San Antonio and Chennai, India.

Source: San Antonio Magazine