Business View Civil and Municipal | January 2021

57 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL JANUARY 2021 Connecting Community + Commerce C onverse, Texas is growing exponentially and despite already holding the title of largest suburban city in Bexar County, it’s on track to becoming the largest suburban center in the region. The market is largely untapped for businesses and entrepreneurs. Because the population is growing so quickly, businesses have not diversified enough – leaving a gap in the market. Converse has grown from just over 18,000 people in 2017 to more than 30,000 in 2020 and that population boom hasn’t slowed. The city’s average household multiplier is 2.9 people per household, so it expects and is preparing for more than 9,000 people in just a few short years. Located on the northeast side of San Antonio, Converse is benefiting from the growth that is happening between that urban center and Austin, Texas. Randolph Air Force Base borders Converse to the east and many military families reside within the city’s borders. According to Jimsi Kuborn, Executive Director of the Converse Economic Development Corporation (EDC), the growth isn’t just a short-term boom it’s CONVERSE,