Graham Weston Leads Panel Discussion on San Antonio ‘Brain Gain’ – November 15 event provides information about influx of new, educated residents

80/20 Foundation and SA 2020 present “San Antonio Brain Gain,” an exclusive look at and discussion on research which indicates that San Antonio has welcomed around 180,000 new and college-educated residents in the past decade. The event will be held from 7:30 am to 9:00 am on November 15 at the Omni Colonnade (9821 Colonnade Boulevard).

According to data compiled, San Antonio now ranks sixth in the nation for in-migration college-educated new residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher. That ranking puts San Antonio ahead of Dallas and Houston in highly educated migration.

North SA Chamber member and Chairman & Founder of Rackspace, Graham Weston, and Economic Geographer, Jim Russell, will serve on the panel to discuss the 80/20 Foundation’s and SA 2020’s research on:
• Who these residents are
• How San Antonio is successfully attracting them
• What talent demands they have
• Long-term effects

“Our research shows that San Antonio has become a magnet for college grads,” said Executive Director of 80/20 Foundation, Lorenzo Gomez. “These residents are bringing in new ideas, capital and knowledge to a city that once experienced a brain drain. It’s exciting and something that will help our city grow. We look forward to sharing our findings with the city’s business and political leadership.”

The event is $40 and open to the public. For more information visit

About 80/20 Foundation
San Antonio, TX-based 80/20 Foundation directs educational, cultural, political, and civic strategic partnerships, philanthropic endeavors, and non-profit cross-collaboration efforts.

Led by Executive Director Lorenzo Gomez, who helped to establish the Foundation on behalf of serial-entrepreneur Graham Weston, the mission of 80/20 Foundation is to support the cultural, education, and entrepreneurial ecosystem in order to accelerate the transformation of San Antonio into the Cloud Computing Capital of the World. This will be done based on three fundamental tenants: Revitalization of San Antonio’s urban core. Fostering the education and training of young people for the emerging technology-driven jobs of tomorrow. Establishing San Antonio into an entrepreneurial destination.