Advancing Inclusive sustainable Development anchored in Manufacturing.

Income inequality in the United States is at its highest level in 50 years.

Manufacturing Renaissance (MR) is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization, founded in 1982 in effort to address the wide scale loss of manufacturing jobs and its impact on communities.
Today, MR envisions advancing a new paradigm of development that builds thriving communities, companies and social institutions. Working with high road manufacturers, community and labor leaders, we can develop a mix of locally integrated education, training, community and economic development programs.
Together we can expand inclusive prosperity through workforce, economic and wealth creation opportunities among historically disenfranchised communities.

OUR PROGRAMS:

MR works across the manufacturing and community development ecosystem. Currently we operate programs across two program areas: Career Pathway Services; Policy and Advocacy.

Policy and Advocacy

Chicagoland Manufacturing Renaissance Council

The Chicagoland Manufacturing Renaissance Council (CMRC) is a network of organizations and individuals who are advocates for policies and programs related to expanding manufacturing in our region. Join us!

Career Pathway Services

Manufacturing Connect & Young Manufacturers Association

Training, job placements and supports for youth and young adults. Manufacturing Connect (MC) serves in-school youth, ages 14-18, and the Young Manufacturers Association (YMA) serves young adults, ages 18-29. 

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NIMS industry credentials earned by participants
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Work-experiences (job shadow, internships, summer jobs) completed by participants
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Raised by MR to expand manufacturing training opportunities in Chicago
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Manufacturing employers who have participated in programming

STRATEGIC PARTNERS

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