Research and reports

MR’s take on Important Issues

Intervening with Aging Owners to Save Industrial Jobs

December 20, 2017

A National Survey of Literature and Practice and a Preliminary Assessment of the Successorship Needs and Plans of Chicago’s Aging Manufacturing Entrepreneurs

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Manufacturing, Race and Community

January 16, 2017

Dan Swinney calls for innovation in both manufacturing and social inclusion

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Building the Bridge to the High Road

2000

Building the Bridge to the High Road is Manufacturing Renaissance executive director Dan Swinney’s ground-breaking book introducing the High Road, a new strategic development vision

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Building the Bridge as We Travel

2016

Erica Swinney’s case study on the origins, development, features and impact of the Manufacturing Connect program. Published in the Journal of School and Society’s issue on exploring the future of vocational education

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Alinsky v. Arizmendi

2007

In Chicago’ Austin community: Alinsky vs. Arizmendi Redistribution or Control of Wealth

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The State of Illinois Manufacturing

December, 2003

A Report for the
Illinois Manufacturers’ Association

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Early Warning Systems

May 20, 2002

Manufacturing Renaissance’s Early Warning Systems framework was developed in response to rapid deindustrialization throughout the US in the 1980s and 1990s

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Creating a Manufacturing Career Path System in Cook Count

December 20, 2001

Shift Change. As the Economy Evolves, So Does the Hunt for A ‘Good’ Job

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A Misadventure in Candy Land, Part 1

May, 1994

An economic and social analysis by the Midwest Center for Labor Research

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A Misadventure in Candy Land, Part 2

August, 1994

An economic and social analysis by the Midwest Center for Labor Research

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Towards a New Vision of Community Economic Development

April 15, 1991

An economic and social analysis by the Midwest Center for Labor Research

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Intervening with Aging Owners

August, 1989

Intervening with aging owners to save industrial jobs.

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Labor Research Review

December 20, 2019

Published under the Midwest Center for Labor Research and the Center for Labor and Community Research, LRR was a journal which published 24 issues serving as a forum for analysis, criticism, and strategic thinking on the American labor movement in the late 20th century.

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Articles of Interest

Worth a read

Layoff Aversion Guide

2018

by Robert Value, Deb Lutz, and Carrie Mihalko

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Revitalizing Manufacturing and Expanding Opportunities for Chicago's Black and Latino Communities

June 6, 2018

by Teresa Cordova, Matthew Wilson and Andrew Stettner

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Youth Job Creation and Employer Engagement in U.S. Manufacturing

December 20, 2019

by

Nichola Lowe, Julianne Stern, John R. Bryson, Rachel Mulhall

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Mondragon through a Critical Lens

October 3,2017

by Jill Bamburg

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The Road Not Taken: Alternative Strategies for Black Economic Development in the United States

March 1, 1996

by Sigmund C. Shipp

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Conference notes

Realizing Inclusion and Industry 4.0 Conference, April 30 2019, Chicago, IL

Presentation Tknika Sustainability and BioSciences

2019

by Mari Jose Barriola, Director of Basque Center of Sustainability and BioSciences

Powerpoint

Presentation Tknika Vocational Education Training

2019

by Jon Labaka, Director of Basque Center of Research and Applied Innovation

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Presentation Deputy Minister Jorge Arévalo

December 20, 2019

Shift Change. As the Economy Evolves, So Does the Hunt for A ‘Good’ Job

  • Video on Basque Country and its manufacturing sector​

  • Video on education and the classroom

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Framing the Conference Realizing Inclusion and Industry 4.0

April 30, 2019

by Dan Swinney, Executive Director of Manufacturing Renaissance

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