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From engineering products and machines to enhancing strategy and cybersecurity, our manufacturing experts are your partners to help you reach new levels of success.


MAGNET can help you build a working prototype, construct a persuasive pitch, develop a manufacturing process, or design a go-to-market plan.


MAGNET brings together the resources, development opportunities and leadership needed to launch people in manufacturing careers.


MAGNET is a servant leader. We champion systems and investments that drive manufacturing growth in Northeast Ohio to lead the world in smart manufacturing.

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For more than 30 years, MAGNET has been driving Northeast Ohio's manufacturing growth by supporting small- and mid-sized manufacturers.


Manufacturing growth is economic growth.


Ohio's national rank
for manufacturing employment after
California & Texas


Of Northeast Ohio’s
largest private employers are manufacturers


The number of manufacturing jobs in Ohio


Additional jobs created by each manufacturing job


Of all Northeast Ohio jobs directly depend on manufacturing

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Clean Energy Manufacturing for Ohio
July 11, 2024

Learn about available grants, tax incentives, regional resources, the benefits of Clean Energy Manufacturing in Appalachia (CEMA) and how to access these benefits!

Register here for this informative webinar.  

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Mspire Pitch Competition Accepting Applications Through 
July 14, 2024

This premiere pitch competition is ideal for individuals or companies innovating in hard tech or advanced materials, those needing manufacturing for a physical product or idea, or innovations advancing the manufacturing industry. More than $75,000 will be available in grants and prizes for Northeast Ohio-based manufacturing start-ups.

Apply here!


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Ethan Karp to Speak at the City Club of Cleveland
July 19, 2024

MAGNET President & CEO Dr. Ethan Karp will be speaking at The City Club of Cleveland from 11:30 - 1pm on July 19. His talk, The Demise of Manufacturing (and other myths busted) will dive into the fact that after a rollercoaster few years defined by a global pandemic, war, supply chain chaos, and a technology arms race, many people are left asking, "Is Manufacturing Okay?" The answer to that high-stakes question is worth 50% of Northeast Ohio's economy. Join him for these answers and more!

Register today for this lunch.



Cyber Defense Strategies
August 7, 2024

Equip your business with the knowledge and tools to defend against cyber threats and ensure operational resilience. This is specifically tailored for the manufacturing industry and includes presentations from FBI Special Agent Sean Thomas-Moore and FBI Supervisory Special Agent Michael Gerfin, Shaffer Consulting, TechSolve, Oswald, AtNetPlus, and LazorPoint.

Register today.

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Future Proofing NEO Manufacturing: Preparing Supply Chains for the Green Economy Shift
August 28, 2024

Save the date to join industry leaders and sustainability experts as we explore cutting-edge solutions and actionable insights to future-proof your supply chain. The event will explore strategies, innovations, and collaborations for creating a resilient future for Northeast Ohio’s manufacturing sector. Register here. 

Register here

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September 27, 2024

Join us for a day of golf on September 27, 2024 at Sand Ridge Golf Club. There will breakfast and a "Hot Seat" interview with Dr. Hiroyuki Fujita, Founder & CEO of Quality Electrodynamics, LLC. Golf will start at 11 am, followed by drinks, appetizers and awards. 

Register today for this fun outing!


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September 19, 2024

Innovation speaker and author of the book "Curiosity Muscle", Diana Kander has helped create multi-billion dollar products, coached boards and executive committees on innovation best-practices, and implemented culture transformations. She will visit MAGNET on September 19, bringing these experiences to life and delivering entertaining case studies and perspective shifting stories. 

Registration information coming soon.

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September 25, 2024

Where Manufacturers Connect & Share Insights to Advance Digital Transformation. Advance your business and career goals by networking with and learning from manufacturers sharing case studies. This event showcases national and regional manufacturing excellence in building data-driven productivity and efficiency across the plant floor and wider business.

Register here.

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Leading Next Level Growth
September 2024 - January 2025

Leading Next Level Growth – The Weatherhead Way provides owners and executives at existing small and midsized businesses with a model to grow their businesses. The intensive program incorporates three modules focusing on areas critical to building competitive advantage and ultimately growing the business. Participants will learn how to successfully drive change in their organizations enabling them to transform their products, services, and business model into profitable growth.

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