Big Country Manufacturing Alliance


A diverse group of Manufacturing Executives across a multi-county area in West Central Texas began convening in early 2017 and formed a Next Generation Industry Sector Partnership around shared opportunities for growth in the industry. The purpose of the partnership is:

  • To jointly create an agenda that supports the stability and growth of the manufacturing industry in West Central Texas.
  • To commit to coordinated action and implementation of shared, high priority areas by public and private sector partners.
  • To create a forum for the region’s manufacturing industry for consistent, high quality connections, networking, information and idea sharing.
The group has evaluated the biggest trends and competitiveness opportunities for the industry in the region, including: New Technologies, New Markets, and New Types of Workers. Out of these discussions, five areas of focus were identified for the Manufacturing Partnership to take actionable steps. 

1. Worker Retention Strategies

2. Identify Specific Training Needs

3. Increase Partnerships with Schools

4. Recruitment Strategies

5. Tackle the Soft Skills Issue

Partnership Meeting Items


Manufacturing Partners
Support Partners

Manufacturer Meetings

October 24, 2017 - Agenda & Summary
February 7, 2018 - Agenda & Summary
May 10, 2018 - Agenda & Summary

Support Partner Meetings

December 5, 2017 - Agenda & Summary

February 7, 2018 - Agenda & Summary

Action Items

Partnership Action Plan
Soft Skills Action Plan
Manufacturing Soft Skills Inventory