Officials with the San Antonio Chamber and Visit San Antonio recently denounced the state’s Senate Bill 6 regarding transgender bathroom regulation, saying the bill could cost the city nearly $412 million in revenue and the loss of over 4,000 jobs if signed into law.
During a joint press conference held by the chamber and Visit San Antonio, the CEOs of both organizations said Senate Bill 6 would greatly impact the business community as well as promote discrimination in the city.
“The San Antonio Chamber’s job is to look at initiatives that grow our community and to be the business community’s voice,” San Antonio Chamber President and CEO Richard Perez said.
Visit San Antonio’s President and CEO Cassandra Matej also presented her organization’s views on SB 6 as she pointed to a recent economic study done by the Perryman Group with statistics that show if passed, the bill would have a great negative impact on the city’s economy.
“We oppose anything that hampers Texas’ ability and our ability to attract talent,” Perez said. “We are in a national battle to bring talented people to our city. Talent is the basic material that helps businesses grow, innovate and succeed and SB 6 does the exact opposite.”