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The Manufacturing Innovation, Technology & Job Center

The Manufacturing Innovation, Technology & Job Center

Inspired by the Blueprint for Manufacturing

The vision set forward by The Blueprint for Manufacturing in Northeast Ohio inspires all of MAGNET's work, including the design, purpose and opportunity our new building affords the region. The Blueprint identifies four pillars, each of which drives all our efforts: Talent, Innovation, Transformation and Leadership. The design and development of our new headquarters, The Manufacturing Innovation, Technology & Job Center, was no different.

The future of manufacturing starts here. The future of manufacturing starts now.


Building Features


The Playground
A play-and-learn experience

From empty school building to high-tech manufacturing center with a STEM-themed playground, the transformation of our new headquarters is complete!


The Building
Full of history in a beautiful community

Our new headquarters are officially open for work, tours, experiences, consultations and more! Take a spin through the space here and read all about this beacon of manufacturing opportunity!


The Donors
We couldn't have done this without you

More than 100 donors supported this building with gifts totaling $13 million – THANK YOU! Northeast Ohio’s manufacturers, foundations, and community organizations came together to build the future of manufacturing.


The Mural
The story of the artist and the featured scientists.

The beauty of our building's mural isn't just in the handcrafted work of artist Darius Steward, but also in the stories of the African Americans featured.

Our In-Building Partners

Cleveland Water Alliance

A non-profit organization that seeks to better utilize the economic and job-creating potential of Lake Erie while also urging greater care of our valuable, natural asset.

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Women in Manufacturing

A national trade association headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, that promotes and supports women who are pursuing or have chosen a career in manufacturing.

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Towards Employment

Connecting people to careers, by helping them prepare, get and keep a job - and then advance, so we can change lives, advance businesses and strengthen communities.

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A diverse coalition for science, technology, engineering, math and computational science, an ecosystem that inspires engagement and coordination in STEM+C fields and expands equitable access to high quality education for all.

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Cleveland Metropolitan School District

In our pursuit of a more fair, just and good system of education, we want each of our learners, scholars and their educators to be individually and collectively presented with academically/intellectually complex tasks worthy of their productive struggle and allow them authentic opportunities to demonstrate their work and their learning of academic content and transferable skills in a joyful and adventurous environment.

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Great Lakes Science Center

We cultivate creative, innovative, critical thinkers for the 21st century; support a learning culture that encourages curiosity and experimentation; and help people learn STEM by doing STEM, because we believe it is best learned through real scientific challenges.

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Media Highlights

MAGNET’S new home in a renovated Hough elementary school in Cleveland aims to create opportunity, reverse industrial decline: Analysis

It’s hard to think of a new urban project anywhere in Northeast Ohio that focuses more sharply on fighting industrial decline and economic inequality than the new home of MAGNET, the Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network.

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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, Senator Sherrod Brown Tour New Cleveland MAGNET Headquarters

A pair of distinguished guests were in Cleveland on Thursday to tour the new headquarters of the Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET) in the MidTown neighborhood. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown...

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MAGNET's New Headquarters Aims for More

The heart of MAGNET's work has long been manufacturers. But with the opening of its new headquarters in Cleveland's Hough neighborhood, MAGNET's scope is broader. The new center is more than just a space for manufacturers to problem-solve and innovate. It's a place for the community to gather, for children to play and for students to learn...

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Interested in learning more about our consulting services, workforce development programs, dedication to the regional manufacturing community or just taking a tour of our state-of-the-art facility?