Friends of Manufacturing

South City sounds support for local manufacturing, new jobs

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In an effort to boost support for local manufacturing and middle-wage jobs in South San Francisco, the city joined more than 20 other Bay Area cities in participating in a regional manufacturing network earlier this month.

For Mayor Pradeep Gupta, adding the city’s voice to those behind the Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative marks the city’s commitment to the manufacturing jobs at the core of the city’s economy for decades. Though he acknowledged the proliferation of high-tech jobs, specifically in the biosciences, as a boon to the city in recent years, Gupta said maintaining a base of local manufacturing jobs for those with the specific training to do them would remain a priority.

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