FACT SHEET: Investing in Manufacturing to Create High-Paying Jobs and Strengthen the Middle Class
Manufacturing helped build the American middle class and fuel the world’s most innovative economy—and it’s doing so again today. After a decade of decline in the 2000s, when 40 percent of all large factories closed their doors, American manufacturing is on the upswing. U.S. manufacturing is growing faster than the economy overall for the first time since the 1990s. U.S. manufacturers are consistently adding new jobs, nearly 900,000 since February 2010 alone. Read More...
Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker named San Antonio's Alamo Manufacturing Partnership (AMP), a consortium of community stakeholders, to membership in the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) program through the U.S. Dept. of Commerce Economic Development Administration. Read More...
San Antonio gains federal manufacturing community designation
San Antonio is one of 12 cities across the nation given the designation of a manufacturing community by the U.S. Department of Commerce on Wednesday. Read More...
S.A. Picked for Federal Program
The San Antonio metro area has won entry into an exclusive federal program that will give it bonus points when applying for grants to promote manufacturing.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has picked San Antonio among a dozen regions to join its Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership program, Secretary Penny Pritzker announced Wednesday. Membership in the program will make it easier for local agencies to get federal money for efforts as varied as building a skilled workforce and taking care of infrastructure needs to funding academic research and promoting international trade. Read More...
From the Chairman +
Joseph "Joe" Wilson
Community and Government Relations
Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions
Let's Buddy Up SAMA!!!
Recently the SAMA Board of Directors conducted a special meeting to discuss a wide array of exciting “happenings” going on in and around our Association. It was very beneficial for me since I’m relatively new to SAMA compared to many of you. So getting to spend four hours listening to excellent comments, suggestions and feedback on how to make SAMA better was very enlightening. I came away from the meeting feeling like I actually got to know SAMA and the board members better.
3rd Quarter Newsletter +
Newsletter Sponsorship +
Add your company logo as one of eight sponsors of the SAMA Newsletter. The 2,000 piece, printed publication is produced each quarter annually and mailed to state and city officials, members and non members. Newsletter also posted and archived online with links from sponsor logo to their website.Read More
Economic Impact Study - 2012 +
The manufacturing industry is one of the largest sectors of the San Antonio economy. Its economic impact in 2011 was .5 billion, excluding the positive impact of exported products.
SAMA Luncheon | August 4, 2015 +Read More
Membership Mixer Hosted by Kalmar RT | August 20, 2015 +
Human Resources for Small Businesses | August 20, 2015 +Read More
25th Annual SAMA Golf Tournament Presented By V.I.P. Staffing | September 21, 2015 +… Read More
Lean Manufacturing Certification Program | September 28, October 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2015 +