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Dear Members,

Our partners at the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (SAEDF), shared the information below regarding Tesla's relocation to Central Texas. Please register your businesses and share this information with your vendors, clients and customers in the food service industry. This is a great opportunity to showcase our San Antonio businesses for Tesla suppliers and others moving to the region.

"The regional benefits of Tesla locating in Texas are now coming to fruition. Tesla has shared with us directly their immediate needs as it relates to the construction and site work for their new plant. The first step in this process is identifying and pre-qualifying companies in the region.

If you can provide any of the services below, register today! Attached is a checklist of what you will need to register. Any questions can be directed to ecomply@tesla.com which is located on the flyer. 

  • Construction contractors
  • Electrical
  • Site work
  • Construction equipment & supplies
  • Catering
  • Food trucks
  • Several will be needed on-site daily to feed up to 4,000 construction workers.

As additional opportunities are identified we will provide updates on products and services needed by Tesla."

Sincerely,
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Local Updates | PPE for Small Biz |
State Updates | Re-Open Texas
August 4, 2020 | Governor Abbott Provides Update On PPE Distribution To Texas Schools

Governor Greg Abbott visited the Texas Division of Emergency Management’s (TDEM) Warehouse in San Antonio where he provided an update on the state’s distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Texas school districts for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Governor noted that the state will continue to purchase and distribute PPE to schools at no cost to the school districts. Read More.
Federal Update | Congressional Actions
August 10 | HEALS Act, Senate Republicans released several bills that comprise the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection, and Schools (HEALS) Act, proposed relief measure to begin negotiations with the Democrat-led House of Representatives. Draft legislation includes:
 
Continuing Small Business Recovery and Paycheck Protection Program Act | To establish the Paycheck Protection Program Second Draw Loan and amend the 7(a) loan guaranty program for recovery sector business concerns, and for other purposes | Senators Marco Rubio and Susan Collins. Read Congressman Chip Roy's CONGRESSIONAL

Safeguarding America’s Frontline Employees To Offer Work Opportunities Required to Kickstart the Economy Act’’ or Safe to Work Act | To lessen the burdens on interstate commerce by discouraging insubstantial lawsuits relating to COVID–19 while preserving the ability of individuals and businesses that have suffered real injury to obtain complete relief. | Senators John Cornyn for Mitch McConnell
 
American Workers, Families, and Employers Assistance 6 Act aka CARES 2.0 | To provide assistance to American workers, families, and employers during the COVID–19 pandemic | Senator Chuck Grassley
 
Supporting Americas Restaurant Workers Act | amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to temporarily expand the deduction for business meals provided at a restaurant | Senator Tim Scott
For further details and Other proposed Provisions, read more here.

Paycheck Protection Program Small Business Enhancement Act |
H.R.7894 - Would require the SBA Administrator to establish a program to provide certain borrowers with a second loan under the PPP, to modify the eligibility and forgiveness requirement of the program, and for other purposes. Read More.
The Government Affairs Council serves as an advocate for Member businesses and their employees before municipal, county, state, and federal officials on political policy issues impacting the economic growth, quality of life, and financial health of local industries. The Council informs and educates Members on proposed initiatives, policies, and legislation which may affect the way business in San Antonio is conducted.

July 21, 2020 | Thank you to all that joined for our virtual 2020 State of the County, featuring Judge Nelson Wolff, moderated by Henry Cisneros!


A special thank you to our Sponsors: Title: Joeris General Contractors, Ltd. | VIP: Alterman and IBC Bank | Virtual Sponsors: BD, CPS Energy, Port San Antonio, University Health System, and Killen, Griffin & Farrimond
The Infrastructure Council serves as a resource and strategic advocate for San Antonio regional infrastructure planning and development to improve the quality of life for our members and stakeholders.

The VIA Metropolitan Transit/Advanced Transportation District Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday to formally order an election for Nov. 3, 2020, for a proposition that would redirect a 1/8-cent share of sales tax to support public transportation in San Antonio with no net tax increase. Read More.
August 12| New City of San Antonio, Airport Director, Jesus Saenz, Jr. joined us for the Infrastructure Council meeting. Read about the Airport Strategic Expansion Plan here | Airport Readiness Plan.

Members interested in joining the Infrastructure Council may contact the NSAC team at Membership@northsachamber.com.
August 26 at 10 AM | Save-the-Date for an Informational Webinar by the Texas Association of Business & Keep Texas Moving

City Council voted to place the workforce development initiative 1/8th of a cent sales tax to the November ballot. The statement below is from District 2 Councilwoman Jada Andrews-Sullivan:
 
“When we invest in our community, we elevate each family that lives within San Antonio. Today we are asking our voters to speak to changing generational poverty and closing the gap within economic segregation. San Antonio has always been known to be a compassionate city and we are working to elevate systemic poverty and raise the stigma that we are the poorest, largest little city in the nation. We are working on being the change we want to see.” 
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August 14 | Enterprise Rent-A-Car , Congratulations on your new location!

North Chamber Ambassadors: Tiffany Oles, Smith Protective Services; Genesis Eakes, Genesis Eakes International; Mary Jonas, MGR Accounting Recruiters; and Fred Casillas Jr., Adjuvant Consulting
Enterprise Executives: Jared Thompson, Abbie Hoelscher, Steven Overgaard, Matt Baehr, Victor Citron, Nicolle Baker, Alicia Clark, Cooper Willard, Joe O’Connell, Jonathan Gramling, Gilberto Paz, and Amanda Avendano
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August 16 - 24 | Join the North San Antonio Chamber, the San Antonio 19th Amendment Centennial Committee, and many other of our local partners in commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment. Find out more at 100yearsofwomenvotingsa.com and follow the Facebook Event page at 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
I am pleased to announce our 7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament is set for October 16th benefiting SJRC.  St. Jude’s Ranch For Children offers healing and hope to children and families affected by abuse, abandonment or neglect for Bexar and Comal County. They care for about 200 kids every day in our community. For more information, please visit their website at www.sjrctexas.org  
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