January 12th, 2018

San Antonio inches up ranking of cities for STEM professionals

San Antonio moved up several slots on a national ranking for STEM careers this year, according to a recent analysis by WalletHub.

The San Antonio metro area was No. 59 last year when compared to 100 metro areas. Now, it sits at No. 52. That ranking was derived from a combination of information related to STEM employment including, annual wages, engineering universities ranked by U.S. News and World Report, housing affordability and statewide research and development spending.

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Biomed company to expand with new facility in Seguin

After experiencing five years of rapid growth, a Seguin company that specializes in making biomedical products is expanding and plans to build a new and larger manufacturing facility. 

Cone Bioproducts Corp. will be moving out its longtime home on North Austin Street and into a new facility built on 2.5 acres of land off State Highway 46 and Court Street. 

Founded in May 2008, employees at the family-run company's current 9,000-square-foot facility make in vitro diagnostics products ranging from serum, controls, calibrators, albumin and proteins that can be used in lab tests for people, cows, sheep, horses and goats.

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Texas bullet train clears environmental hurdle, alignment approved

The $15 billion bullet train expected to connect Dallas and Houston cleared an important environmental hurdle Friday, marking a major milestone for the highly-anticipated but controversial project.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration signed the Draft Environmental Impact Statement review for the Texas Central Partners LLC high-speed rail project.

"The bullet train is for real, and we're moving out to 2018 with a big boost of energy," Tim Keith, Texas Central president, told the Dallas Business Journal in an interview Friday evening.