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Advancing sustainable development anchored in manufacturing

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

Our mission is to advance sustainable development anchored in manufacturing. MR’s strategic approach is guided by a comprehensive understanding of sustainable development, as defined by the United Nations, and grounded in experience over the last 38 years. 

OUR PROGRAMS:

We work across three program areas: Career Pathway Services, Policy and Advocacy, and Economic Development 

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. 

Economic Development

Cook County Early Warning Network

The Cook County Early Warning Network (CCEWN) program supports manufacturing companies impacted by COVID19 with no-cost, confidential specialized consulting services.

A little about us:

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, our mission is to advance sustainable development anchored in manufacturing.
MR envisions expanding manufacturing ecosystems in most major population areas across the USA that support thriving communities, companies and social institutions through a mix of locally-applied and integrated education, training, community and economic development programs that expand inclusion in create wealth creation and prosperity among historically disenfranchised populations.
MR’s strategic approach is guided by a comprehensive understanding of sustainable development, as defined by the United Nations, and grounded in experience over the last 35 years. Learn more here: MR Strategic Framework.

Let our numbers speak:

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