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.

Manufacturing Growth Services

MAGNET helps small and mid-size manufacturers grow.

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.

MAGNET Incubation Services

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

We Work With Innovators and Startups

The MAGNET Incubation Center collaborates with all kinds of innovators and helps them grow their businesses.

How to Create a Minimum Viable Product

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

Partnering with Top Organizations

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

What We Stand For

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

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.

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.

We’re manufacturers. Our deep industry experience and lasting industry commitment drive top-line growth and bottom-line savings. As part of Ohio’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership, our work is supported by a vast ecosystem of world-class partners in every area of manufacturing expertise, giving us the ability to create uncommon success for manufacturers. We don’t just talk about problems, we roll up our sleeves and help you build your next product, layout your shop, implement lean, and much more. Manufacturing executives who want real impact, real results, and meaningful growth choose MAGNET.

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

MAGNET Incubation Services

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

Ohio Manufacturers' Association Workforce Summit 2018

Friday, November 1, 2018

The Ohio Manufacturers' Association (OMA) invites you to its statewide convening of manufacturers— and their workforce partners— to hear about workforce best practices and initiatives underway across Ohio, to learn about tools and resources that support workforce development, and to network and share.

State of Manufacturing

Friday, November 9, 2018

Join the MAGNET team for its annual State of Manufacturing event, featuring the most important trends affecting Northeast Ohio manufacturers. This event will feature a networking breakfast, discussions around blockchain and the future of manufacturing, and opportunities to meet speakers, sponsors, and more. 

Cyber Risk Executive Roundtable, Workshop & Panel

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Manufacturers are the most likely companies to experience cyber attacks. But most are powerless to stop them. MAGNET's Cyber Risk Executive Roundtable, Workshop & Panel, aims to arm manufacturers with the latest on cyber risk and readiness. Join us for a morning of networking, discussion, and expert speakers. 

Recent Blog Posts

Top Takeaways Learned from Manufacturing Executives at the 7th Annual Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Symposium

Tuesday October 9, 2018
Local manufacturing experts across Northeast Ohio gathered on Friday, September 28 at Lorain County Community College (LCCC) for the 7th Annual...

Join us at the 7th Annual Northeast Ohio Manufacturing Symposium [Event Details]

Thursday September 20, 2018
Ready to leverage emerging technologies to grow your business? Join us on Friday, September 28 at the 7th Annual Northeast Ohio Manufacturing...

Manufacturing Startup Competition Drives Growth, Fosters Connections

Monday September 17, 2018
The recent winners of MAGNET’s pitch competition, MSPIRE, will benefit from support to help them grow. Other applications noted that just going...

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