The Schertz Manufacturing Focus Profile explores the manufacturing industry and provides useful information on how this sector supports our local economy.
Manufacturing is enjoying a resurgence within the United States, Texas, and in cities such as Schertz and San Antonio. Digitization and domestic reinvestment are transforming the industry, even as skilled workforce concerns grow. The City of Schertz, Texas understands the challenges and opportunities facing manufacturing operations. With over 1,500 manufacturers located in the region, localized data is valuable in truly understanding the state of manufacturing.
WHAT’S A FOCUS PROFILE?
Focus Profiles look deep into select industries that impact the City of Schertz. Focus Profiles offer insight into a range of topics, from an industry’s operational environment to the advantages available to Schertz companies. Focus Profiles are excellent resources for site selectors, developers, and area residents looking to learn about community industries. In short, Focus Profiles highlight important sectors of the Schertz economy and provide a local perspective though data, narrative, and design graphics.
WHAT’S IN THIS PROFILE?
The Manufacturing Focus Profile covers a range of topics, beginning with an overview of the manufacturing industry, exploring national trends and how they work down to the regional and local level. The San Antonio manufacturing environment is discussed with the latest information available from local sources such as the San Antonio Manufacturers Association and Schertz’ Business Retention & Expansion program. This Focus Profile also includes a regional/local workforce summary, a location comparison, information on Schertz manufacturing companies, proximity-to-market and supply chain visuals, and overview of workforce development & educational resources in place to support this industry.
- Did you know that there are approximately 33 manufacturing companies located in Schertz? Check out our manufacturers list to better understand what each of these companies produces. These manufacturers are only a portion of the larger business community that staff works with throughout the year as part of our retention and expansion efforts.
- Speaking of business retention, Schertz works hard to maintain and strengthen its connection with its manufacturers. The Schertz Economic Development Corporation has a dedicated Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) Plan which focuses on identifying challenges, bringing together resources, and following up on behalf of businesses. Many BRE initiatives focus on hiring and retention such as Job Shadow Day to Manufacturing Day.
- Getting materials in and product out isn’t an issue thanks to Schertz’s proximity to various distribution channels. Schertz companies have access to 5 transload facilities, all within 40 miles of its industrial parks. Additionally, there are 21 seaports along the Texas coast with the closest being 120 miles away from Schertz.
MORE TO DISCOVER
Download the full Profile to read more about the manufacturing industry and better understand Schertz’ important role in the region’s manufacturing efforts. Also, be sure to follow the Schertz Economic Development Corporation on Twitter (@SchertzEDC) for the latest news, including releases of future Focus Profiles, and visit our other blog posts to keep up to date on Schertz economic development news.