As the list of projects and funding requests for the 2017 City Budget and 2017 Municipal Bond grows, priorities are emerging for the San Antonio City Council and its key industries.
Cytocentrics, a German biotech and robotics company that is transforming laboratory testing of how pharmaceutical agents interact with human cells, is moving to San Antonio with plans to establish manufacturing operations here and create 300 high wage jobs over the next five years.
I was impressed by Leonardo Curzio’s presentation during the recent Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos (AEM) annual gala.
Chairman Håkan Samuelsson
Chief Executive Officer
Volvo Car Group
Dear Chairman Samuelsson:
We read with interest the news this week that Volvo Cars intends to open its first-ever North American automobile manufacturing plant, and that sites in several undisclosed states are under active consideration for the $500 million factory, although it will be some months before a decision is announced.
PART II: ONE CENTURY DOWN, ANOTHER TO GO (Read Part I Here)
So how do we tap into the momentum that already exists at Port San Antonio to create more local jobs in the multi-trillion dollar global aerospace market?
PART I: HISTORY PAVES THE WAY FORWARD
One of the biggest opportunities to grow our economy and create great jobs well into the future isn’t a far-away aspiration.
Officials with the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce gathered with city leaders Monday to announce the launch of San Antonio Works, a coalition of local business leaders aiming to bolster the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-driven (STEM) workforce.
Though Mission Solar Energy has been producing solar panels for much of the summer, local and international partner representatives came together under the United States, Texas and South Korea flags at a grand opening ceremony at the solar panel manufacturing plant at Brooks City Base.
Tesla, billionaire Elon Musk’s luxury electric vehicle manufacturing enterprise, has ended the multi-state competition for a $5 billion battery factory that will employ 6,500 people and decided to concentrate its manufacturing in Reno – ruling out San Antonio.
Historically speaking, manufacturing jobs don’t have the best reputation.