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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

Agile Manufacturing Event at Cleveland Whiskey

Thursday, June 20 from 4PM to 7PM
Discover how easy it is to digitally transform your shop floor by learning how to quickly adapt agile manufacturing practices. 

mspire 2019 Pitch Competition

Applications due Sunday, June 30
MAGNET's mspire is Northeast Ohio's only pitch challenge exclusively for product-focused entrepreneurs and small manufacturers. The event is open to any entrepreneur or small business with an innovative product idea in the 21 counties of Northeast Ohio.

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

Manufacturers: Avoid These 3 Frequent Failures of a Product Launch

Thursday June 20, 2019
Did you know 70% of all new product launches fail? While manufacturers may feel a sense of urgency to introduce a new product or service to market,...

How to Conduct a Successful Ideation Process

Thursday June 13, 2019
You have a company that’s experienced some success, but you need more. You want to excel in innovation, but lack the necessary resources or have...

5 Lessons You Can Learn from Startup Marketing

Thursday June 6, 2019
Marketing is hard. Whether you’re an established company or a nimble startup, it’s easy to get bogged down by all the marketing trends, tools, and...

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.