Free Trade Alliance San Antonio is responsible for leading the re-development and launch of the Texas-Mexico Automotive SuperCluster (TMASC). TMASC is an initiative to bridge the automotive bi-national region that consists of the following states: Texas, Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, San Luis Potosi, Aguascalientes and Guanajuato. The TMASC initiative was created by Bexar County Economic Development and launched in 2008. Initially, TMASC was meant to be a collaborative strategy aimed at developing and diversifying the automotive industry throughout the region for job creation/retention and for new capital investment.
As the automotive industry has evolved and increased investment has come to the region, the Alliance has sought to gain a clear understanding the regional automotive industry. The TMASC objective is to monitor the regional competitiveness of the industry and identify ways the Alliance can help solve problems and/or facilitate business development/expansion opportunities for automotive suppliers in both countries. The value proposition offered by TMASC is to provide access to industry research and business contacts. Through the Alliance’s extensive network of business connections, TMASC can efficiently facilitate business development opportunities through trade missions, events and other customized initiatives in Texas and Mexico.