Build the workforce you need to win in the future, today.
Coordinated through Ohio Manufacturers’ Association, industry Sector Partnerships are a proven workforce development strategy that put employers in the driver’s seat and have demonstrated effectiveness across the country. Learn more about your local sector partnerships and how you can get involved.
Awareness is a critical starting point to engage the next generation in manufacturing careers. Created by the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association for Industry Sector Partnerships, Making Ohio shares career pathways with students of all ages.
Use Industry 4.0 technology to unlock advantage. Pioneer new products and services, and new ways of working.
Looking for Industry 4.0 education, experience, tools, and networks? The Smart Manufacturing Cluster is a great way to stay engaged with new ideas, groups, and programs!
On Nov. 9-11, 2021, Northeast Ohio will proudly host the Manufacturing & Technology Show, a new national conference from IndustryWeek themed around the Blueprint. Join thousands to celebrate manufacturing and learn more about how to advance manufacturing.
The startup ecosystem has many incubators and accelerators ready to help turn physical product ideas into businesses, and seed funding is available for select companies. Contact MAGNET’s Iterator to find the incubator in your community and the best partner to develop your product.
Thinking of selling your business? Want an accelerated business growth course for your business? Looking to help raise funds? Check out the Growth and Transition program at Manufacturing Works and Scalerator NEO through the Burton D. Morgan and Richard J. Fasenmyer Foundations.
• Case Western Reserve University Institute for Smart, Secure and Connected Systems (ISSACS)
• Case Western Reserve University Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship
• Cleveland State University Entrepreneurial Manufacturer Digitization Support (EMDiS)
• Cleveland State University T.E.C.H. Hub
• Cuyahoga Community College Manufacturing Technology Center
• Campana Center for Ideation and Invention at Lorain County Community College
• University of Akron College of Engineering and Polymer Science
• Case Western Reserve University’s Sears think[box]
• Cuyahoga Community College Advanced Technology Training Center
• Stark State University Advanced Technology Center
• EY-Nottingham Spirk Innovation Hub (opening 2021)
• MAGNET’s Manufacturing Innovation, Technology and Job Center (opening Fall 2022)
Are you a lighthouse of technology ready to show others what you do and how they, too, can adopt Industry 4.0 technologies? Or do you want to become one? Contact MAGNET for more information.
Need support for new product development, automation, machine design, operations, sales, marketing, employee engagement? MAGNET has internal experts and dozens of external partners who can help you.
Boldly lead your company and the region.
Interested in engaging with policies that affect manufacturing? OMA is the manufacturing lobbying group for our state supported by many chambers of commerce that also have powerful lobbying groups.
This assembly of manufacturing leaders oversees the Blueprint. The Manufacturing Innovation Council has a crucial mission: to collectively help Northeast Ohio lead the world in advanced manufacturing.
Innovation clusters work to generate continual growth and competitiveness in the NEO driver industry companies to strengthen the regional economy. The Additive Manufacturing Cluster and Smart Manufacturing Cluster work to fill innovation gaps identified by industry market leaders by matching them to small- and -mid-sized technology companies. They also assist with building competitive supply chains, facilitating events, conducting technology scouting and more.
McKinsey Report: Building a More Competitive U.S. Manufacturing Sector
Deloitte Report: Creating Pathways for Tomorrow’s Workforce Today
Check out these manufacturing insights for Northeast Ohio and beyond.
The Make It Better movement was ignited by MAGNET: The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network, as part of our work to grow the manufacturing industry in Northeast Ohio and bring prosperity to our region. We’re a non-profit on a mission to help companies transform to make the future better. Follow MAGNET on Twitter and LinkedIn.