What Do 'Sister Cities' Have To Offer San Antonio?

May 29, 2018

"Sister cities" are international alliances made to promote cultural and economic ties around the world. 


San Antonio has 11 such partnerships on 4 continents, including cities in the countries of Mexico, Spain, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, India, China, Namibia and most recently, Germany. 

Darmstadt is the most recent municipality to enter into a formal partnership with San Antonio. Late last year, Mayor Ron Nirenberg and other community leaders traveled to Germany and Tel Aviv, Israel – a more informal "friendship city" – on a 10-day cultural and trade mission abroad. 

Trade missions like these contribute to long-term diplomatic efforts to strengthen connections and encourage mutually beneficial business opportunities.

From tourism to biosciences to cybersecurity, which industries are most active with international trade and investment? What is bringing people and companies to San Antonio?

How have sister cities worked with San Antonio in the past and in what ways can these partnerships help different cultures interact in the future?  

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