Our Programs

MR achieves it’s mission through three prototype programs

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Policy and Advocacy

Formed in 2005, the Chicagoland Manufacturing Renaissance Council (CMRC) is a network that recognizes the key role of manufacturing in building a society that is sustainable and restorative.

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Career Pathways

Manufacturing Connect (MC) is a nationally recognized career pathways program that inspires, prepares and supports youth and young adults for careers in manufacturing.It creates and expands the linkages between communities, schools and the manufacturing sector for the benefit of participants and local industry. 

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Economic Development

The Cook County Early Warning Network
(CCEWN) program supports small and mid-size manufacturing companies that have been impacted by COVID-19 with specialized consulting services.

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