On Wednesday, video-streaming company Hulu announced its decision to open a new "viewer experience headquarters" in San Antonio. According to the Santa Monica-based company, the facility will create 300 jobs by the end of 2017 and an additional 200 jobs in 2018.
San Antonio was vying for the spot and won over Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hulu spokesman Ben Smith explained that it was San Antonio's "vibrant culture and large and diverse talent pool" that convinced the company to jumpstart operations here. In a statement, Mayor Ivy Taylor said she led a delegation to California a few weeks ago to meet with Hulu executives. She said Wednesday's announcement was "exactly the outcome we were working toward."