Building Partnerships. Creating Futures.


The Manufacturing Renaissance is an independent nonprofit organization working to rediscover, redefine, and rebuild advanced manufacturing in the knowledge economy. Manufacturing Renaissance champions advanced manufacturing as a foundation for sustainable, middle-class communities. Our innovative and practical programs foster economic stability, social well-being, and environmental stewardship.

Manufacturing Renaissance works to:

  • Build strategic, public-private partnerships focused on creating a big-picture vision for advanced manufacturing in the 21st century.
  • Foster healthy communities by developing collaborative, locally tailored programs to fuel manufacturing innovation and competitiveness.
  • Help to create a society that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable, and, ultimately, restorative.

Dan Swinney founded the organization and serves as a connector of professionals and ideas. Programs created by Manufacturing Renaissance include the Chicagoland Manufacturing Renaissance Council, and Austin Polytechnical Academy (now called Austin College and Career Academy) in Chicago. Manufacturing Renaissance’s programs are designed to be replicated throughout the United States and around the world.

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