Resources for Manufacturers

Use the Blueprint to align your actions around the four key themes: Talent, Transformation, Innovation, and Leadership. Not sure where to start? See the resources below or contact us for a personalized consultation.

Talent Resources

Build the workforce you need to win in the future, today.

JOIN OR CREATE A SECTOR PARTNERSHIP

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.

RAISE MANUFACTURING AWARENESS

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.

Transformation & Innovation Resources

Use Industry 4.0 technology to unlock advantage. Pioneer new products and services, and new ways of working.

ENGAGE THROUGH THE SMART MANUFACTURING CLUSTER

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!

ATTEND MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGY SHOW

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.

ACCESS ADVANCED MANUFACTURING FUND & STARTUP ACTIVITIES

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.

TAP INTO TRANSITION & GROWTH PROGRAMS

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.

SHARE YOUR TECHNOLOGY & BECOME A LIGHTHOUSE

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.

GET ENGINEERING, OPERATIONS & MARKETING SUPPORT

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.

Leadership Resources

Boldly lead your company and the region.

CONNECT WITH OHIO MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOC. & LOCAL CHAMBERS

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.

JOIN LEADERSHIP PEER GROUPS

Join cohorts of other manufacturers facing business challenges together. EDGE offers a suite of innovation- and business-focused peer groups aimed at accelerating your business. It’s a unique Northeast Ohio complement to groups like YPO, Vistage, and EO

Meet the Manufacturing Innovation Council

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.

Meet the Manufacturing Innovation Council

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.

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Check out these manufacturing insights for Northeast Ohio and beyond.

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