The only way San Antonio will become more competitive is by ensuring its youth shows up at the starting line and competes with every other U.S. city in the race.
Eight out of the remaining 20 candidates are cities found, broadly speaking, in states fairly thought of as dominated by conservative politics.
San Antonio found out last week that its decision to not submit a bid for Amazon HQ2 proved to be a surefire way not to make the short list of finalists.
Austin and Dallas are among 20 North American cities being considered for a second headquarters for Amazon.
The year's top story in San Antonio for this journalist is an easy call: Politics.
To reflect on all the comings and goings, the Rivard Report compiled a highly subjective list of what's in the rearview mirror as we leave 2017 behind.
San Antonio 2017 is not an Amazon city, and it didn't take the city's elected officials and economic development leadership to say so on Wednesday.
City and County officials announced late Wednesday that they are pulling out of the pursuit of Amazon's planned second headquarters.
Do not underestimate how much San Antonio has evolved since then-Mayor Julián Castro declared the Decade of Downtown in 2009.
As economic development opportunities go, Amazon's second headquarters is big, and San Antonio leaders are on it.