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The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network

We help manufacturers grow.


Want to improve your manufacturing operations, innovate on your core products, launch new products, develop your workforce, or fuel your startup? MAGNET is here to help.

Learn more about MAGNET Growth Services.
Manufacturers

Discover Your Manufacturing Advantage

Receive personalized results on your strengths and opportunities for improvement from the Manufacturing Advantage Assessment.
Manufacturers

Close More Sales Today

Learn from our growth experts the three things you need to close any sale.
Education and Workforce Professionals

MAGNET Workforce Services

We help companies attract, retain and grow skilled workforces.
Education and Workforce Professionals

Attract and Retain a More Skilled Workforce

Learn what your talent strategy needs to look like to succeed.
Entrepreneurs

MAGNET Iterator

Need a value proposition or market validation for your startup idea? Our Iterator can help.
Entrepreneurs

We Work With Innovators and Startups

MAGNET's Iterator collaborates with all kinds of innovators and helps them grow their businesses.
Entrepreneurs

How to Create a Minimum Viable Product

Discover tips on how to create your minimum viable product and get your business launched.
Partners

Partnering with Top Organizations

MAGNET partners with a large group of leading organizations and schools committed to regional development.
Partners

What We Stand For

MAGNET and our partners stand for growing our region by growing manufacturing.
Funders

MAGNET Grows Our Region

In just the past ten years, MAGNET has helped over 2,000 Northeast Ohio companies, and created or retained over 4,500 jobs.
Funders

What We Stand For

MAGNET and our partners stand for growing our region by growing manufacturing.

Manufacturing is ... growth, innovation, investment.

Our manufacturing experts help you achieve excellence in products and process across every part of your business, from back-of-the-napkin ideas to market-leading products and services. As a mission-driven nonprofit, our only goal is to help you succeed. We only win if you do. Your goals are our goals.

If you’re looking to solve a business challenge, strengthen your workforce, or scale your startup, MAGNET is ready to roll up our sleeves and get the job done.


 

How MAGNET fuels Ohio manufacturing growth.

MAGNET Growth Services

MAGNET helps small and mid-size manufacturers grow with our expert consulting services backed by our partner network of leading manufacturing companies. We can help you improve:

  • Sales and Marketing
  • Product Design and Development
  • Cyber
  • Process Innovation
  • Quality
  • Engagement and Operations

Our manufacturing experts help you achieve excellence in products and process across every part of your business, from back-of-the-napkin ideas to market-leading products and services.

MAGNET Iterator

MAGNET helps startups get more focused, efficient and resilient. We can help you:

  • Build a working prototype.
  • Construct a persuasive pitch.
  • Create a data-driven financial model.
  • Develop a manufacturing process.
  • Design a go-to-market plan.

MAGNET Workforce Development

Find and keep a highly skilled workforce for your company:

  • Fill vacant positions on your team by developing tomorrow’s manufacturing workforce.
  • Increase capacity, productivity, and efficiency for your existing team.
  • Create a continuous improvement culture that energizes and engages employees.
  • Make your company an employer of choice.

Upcoming Events

Future Factories: A Symposium of Manufacturing Talent, Technology and Tactics

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Come for a day of valuable content by manufacturers for manufacturers. Leave with the information you and your team need to create a plan for leveraging emerging technologies to grow your business.

LEANutopia

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Join us at LEANutopia to discuss best practices and methodologies on emerging digital process transformation technologies at this unique networking event! 

2019 Manufacturing Survey Results: Access the Report

Our three big survey events are over, but you can still find out the results of the 2019 Ohio Manufacturing Survey! Read the report to find out the big trends of the year and what challenges and opportunities manufacturers will face.

Recent Blog Posts

How Manufacturers Can Adopt a Balanced Approach to Growth With an Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS)

Thursday August 22, 2019
As the leader of a small- to medium-sized manufacturing business, you likely feel pressured to be in 20 places at once, especially during growth...

How a Northeast Ohio Manufacturer Built the World’s Largest Production-Based Additive Machine

Thursday August 15, 2019
Take a guess: Where does the world’s largest additive machine reside? A large city like Boston? A huge tech hub like Silicon Valley? You may be...

3 Ways for Manufacturers to Improve Supply Chain Cybersecurity

Thursday August 8, 2019
According to our 2019 State of Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Report, cybersecurity is a growing concern for manufacturers—and for good reason. Supply...

Time to grow.

MAGNET grows your business with expert solutions at a reasonable price. Get in touch to learn how we can help you—starting today.