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Our mission is to help Northeast Ohio's manufacturing businesses grow.

We’re not your typical consultants. We’re manufacturers. We roll up our sleeves and work closely with your team  to create measurable results. For more than 30 years, we’ve helped Northeast Ohio’s manufacturing businesses compete globally while growing locally. High-touch, high-impact consulting is part of our DNA, and we’re not going anywhere.



MAGNET’s industry-specific engineering, strategic growth, and go-to-market expertise help manufacturers achieve excellence in products and processes. From market research and product introductions, to lean operations and sales management, our Growth Advisors work hand-in-hand with your organization to achieve growth goals. Learn more about MAGNET growth services here.

“At MAGNET, we’re committed to the passionate pursuit of manufacturing excellence. Our clients’ success is our top priority, and we’re inspired by a mission to make Northeast Ohio thrive through growing, thriving manufacturing businesses.”

—Ethan Karp, CEO, MAGNET

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Ready to drive manufacturing growth for your company? Contact MAGNET to start the conversation.

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So, who is MAGNET?

Learn more about our mission, inspiration and vast network that works to drive growth across the Ohio manufacturing industry.

Our Values: A commitment to Ohio manufacturing growth.

At MAGNET, we are inspiring the Manufacturing Renaissance in Northeast Ohio. Our mission is to make Northeast Ohio thrive through growing manufacturers. Manufacturers account for 20% of the jobs in Northeast Ohio, but drive 50% of the economy.

Our values align directly with that mission, as we believe the most important thing we build is client success. We take our relationships personally—across work with clients, partners, teams, and communities. And we work to continually optimize resources and improve.  

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Who We Serve: A force for the Ohio manufacturers that drive our economy.

MAGNET works with Ohio’s small- and medium-sized manufacturing businesses to address their most important needs—increased productivity, faster and greater growth, and practical solutions that generate real results.

With the shared goal of continuous innovation, MAGNET makes connections to Northeast Ohio’s growth-enabling network faster and easier for manufacturers.

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Our Team: Manufacturing experts at your service.

If you want a binder full of recommendations, MAGNET isn’t the right partner for you. We are experienced engineers, operations specialists, marketing strategists, and more, and we leverage our expertise to fuel growth at your organization. Meet the team behind MAGNET’s mission.    

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Board of Directors: Meet the Champions of Northeast Ohio Manufacturing.

MAGNET’s Board of Directors is integral to our mission to grow and strengthen manufacturing in Northeast Ohio. Manufacturing leaders sit side-by-side with community, education, and consulting leaders who all share a passion for manufacturing—and understand manufacturing to be a critical component of ensuring a vibrant Northeast Ohio.

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Our Partners: Connect to the region’s growth-enabling network.

When you work with MAGNET, you gain instant access to resources well beyond our 40-person team. The MAGNET partner network connects Ohio manufacturers with experts across almost every area of manufacturing—and creates uncommon success for our clients.



MAGNET’s network of partners includes service providers, economic development organizations, universities and community colleges, government agencies, and more.   

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Funders: Enabling a diverse, inclusive economy for all Ohio residents.

Manufacturing is a critical driver of Northeast Ohio’s economy, with more than 7,000 businesses employing over 270,000 people. It is MAGNET’s mission to lead the way for the small businesses and workers that rely on our consulting, incubation, and workforce programs.

MAGNET funders are integral forces when it comes to supporting the growth of regional manufacturing.  Manufacturing is the past, present and future of Northeast Ohio’s economy and over the last 35 years funders from philanthropy, the state, and federal arenas have chosen to invest in this critical sector to strengthen this source of above-average paying careers.  We thank all of these visionary organizations and look forward to the future.

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Careers and consulting opportunities: Drive manufacturing growth with MAGNET.

Are you committed to Northeast Ohio’s manufacturing success? We’re always looking for thinkers, doers, and creators ready to create measurable results.  Whether you are interested in joining our team of mission-driven, smart, passionate team members part- or full-time, or whether you are interested in consulting for the manufacturers we serve as a subcontractor, we welcome the conversation.

Learn more about career opportunities, consulting opportunities, and open positions here.