Manufacturing has a more than 300-year history in San Antonio. Industry diversity creates stability for suppliers because San Antonio based manufacturers make a long list of cool stuff: F/18 Superhornet parts, military helmets, weapons, shoes, McGriddles, Starbucks pastries, American flags, taco seasoning, the first heart stent, mobile deposit. All of it Made in SA.
It’s proven to be one of our strongest amid the pandemic as well, with some marquee projects announced last year like Navistar and Aisin continuing construction and staying on track through the pandemic. And now Tesla announced it will add 5,000 jobs in Travis County within the broader South Central Texas region.
Throughout the region – cities like San Antonio, Seguin, Schertz, Cibolo – we are well-positioned with the land, utility strength, natural resources, and workforce programs to support its continued growth.
San Antonio kicked off virtual Job Shadow Days for students and career fairs for job seekers. With industry partners at the table, San Antonio is aligning educational training to jobs in manufacturing that employers like H-E-B, Caterpillar, and TDIndustries are hiring now.
San Antonians also recently voted to approve a tax reallocation to fund workforce training for people in jobs negatively affected by the pandemic through 2025. It’s a long term investment that will help more than 40,000 people redirect their career pathway into resilient jobs of the future. It’s a significant investment to empower San Antonians for a stronger future.