San Antonio has a large and diverse manufacturing industry, with a representation of every major sector of U.S. manufacturing present in the community, including materials and electricity, equipment and metal, transportation, and diversified products. According to the 2014 Texas Manufacturers Register, San Antonio ranked the fourth-largest manufacturing market in Texas, with 57,055 jobs. A 2011 impact study conducted by Trinity University indicated that San Antonio’s manufacturing industry had an economic impact of $22.5 billion and paid 11% above the average annual salary for all workers in San Antonio.
In July 2015, San Antonio was 1 of 12 communities chosen by the U.S. Department of Commerce to join its Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership program. Communities that are part of the program receive preference when applying for federal grants to promote their local manufacturing industries. San Antonio applied as the Alamo Manufacturing Partnership, bringing together 13 partner organizations to collaboratively approach growing San Antonio’s thriving manufacturing industry.