By Bill O’Neil
San Antonio’s City Council signs off on a deal that will see TJX Corporation construct a new, state of the art warehouse on the Southside.
“I think it really helps families, and I think it offers a wonderful opportunity to provide opportunities to everyone” TJX Vice-President Mark Walker told the Council.
He sees the agreement as something of a partnership between his company and the community.
“The more time we spent, the more we just loved the staff, the professionalism… the commitment of the community” Walker said.
In addition to the creation of one-thousand new jobs, the deal will provide many other benefits to the surrounding area.
“They (TJX) are going to donate 300 acres of wetland to create a natural buffer between their site and Mission Espada” Economic Development Director Rene Dominguez said.
Another land donation will pave the way for the Southside Independent School District to eventually construct a new nearby elementary school.
“This is going to bring jobs with health care benefits for families. This is going to bring stability, and this is going to be an opportunity for our area that we have not seen for a very long time” Councilwoman Rebecca Viagran said.