Friday, July 20, 2007
Why everyone in the DCI will win if San Antonio wins DHS bioresearch contract
With the recent news that San Antonio is one of the finalists for the Department of Homeland Security National Bio and Agro Defense Facility, the possibility that the Alamo City may get this major research facility is a major opportunity for all of us in the I-35 corridor. San Antonio has the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, Brooks City Base and the UT Health Science Center with current research in biomedical terror prevention programs. However, we in San Antonio have to realize that by teaming with Austin with the University of Texas and its major research capabilities that we could be the community to win this $500 million facility. It's time for everyone along the corridor to truly embrace the possiblity that if San Antonio wins this, so will the folks in Austin, Waco and other outlying communities. If you're reading this and want to help, take the time to write your Congressman. Both Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson and John Cornyn will support this, but we need to get our voice out as a corridor and not rely on just the San Antonio congressional delegation.
DCI Media Relations Chair
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