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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

The Economic Acceleration Tour Rolls Into San Antonio

Why is it that every business – even the best ones - struggle so much to sustain growth and profitability?
Why is that only 3% of businesses drive the overwhelming majority of economic growth and job creation in any given community? Why does it have to be only 3%? Can’t we do any better?
Perhaps more importantly, what are we going to do about accelerating growth for the other 97% of businesses?
Well, these are the issues that frustrate CEO and best-selling author, Gary Harpst, but he has a plan, and wants to share it with you.

That’s why he's continuing his 50-city speaking tour “Economic Acceleration: Breaking the 3% Speed Limit”, sponsored by Six Disciplines, in San Antonio, Texas on January 28th at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio, from 7:30 a.m - 11:00 a.m.

Consider these facts about San Antonio:
  • San Antonio ranks 36th in the nation among large metropolitan areas for its number of “high-impact” companies, those that produce both significant revenue growth and expanding employment.

  • Yet only 3% (2.13 percent) or 1,687 of San Antonio's 79,232 businesses are considered to be high-impact.

  • On average, it takes a company almost 20 years to enter this high-impact stage.

  • Yet, three out of four companies cease to be high-impact after just four years.

On January 28, Gary will be sharing this new vision and a specific plan for accelerating the economic development equation with business and community leaders in San Antonio.

In attendance at the San Antonio Economic Acceleration event will be CEOs of small and midsized businesses, chamber of commerce executives, economic development executives, civic leaders, business incubator professionals, college and university business program chairs and faculty, quality program professionals, venture capitalists, private equity and angel investors, business coaches, management consultants, and professional service firm partners.

To review the agenda and to register for this event, visit:

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