Building Awareness and Community Around Ownership Opportunities in Manufacturing

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 – Manufacturing Renaissance, Ravinia Capital, League of Black Women and Bryan Cave Leighton Pasner co-hosted an inspiring and informational presentation, panel and networking event about the opportunities and challenges in ownership succession in manufacturing. A diverse group of about 80 attendees participated in the event, including entrepreneurs, investors and individuals representing […]

MR Joins George Wright on WVON

The Partnership CEO, George Wright, is hosting a radio show at 8 am on WVON AM radio on Saturday mornings called “The Partnership with George Wright.“ On 11/18/23, MR’s David Robinson was George’s host to talk about the importance of manufacturing as a driver for inclusive development. Listen in here!

Panel to Highlight Chicago’s Community Wealth Building Initiative

MR’s Erica Swinney Staley at the NeighborWorks America Training Institute onsite at City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College to discuss Chicago’s Community Wealth Building Initiative and some of the great work within it! City of Chicago, G. Sequane Lawrence, David Girzadas, Community Desk Chicago, Renee Hatcher, The Democracy Collaborative present! #CommunityWealthBuilding #manufacturing

MR Supports Industry Electric School Bus Working Group Effort to Understand Workforce Needs

The transition to electric school buses (ESBs) will transform communities and we must ensure that a just transition for school bus workers also occurs. To better understand gaps in workforce development for ESB operators and maintenance technicians, CALSTART, Michigan Clean Cities, Manufacturing Renaissance, and WRI’s Electric School Bus Initiative convened an Industry Electric School Bus Working Group that met in a […]

Advocating for Industrial Policy with Cong. Davis

Manufacturing Renaissance proud to be standing with our Chicagoland Manufacturing Renaissance Council network leaders to meet with US Congressman Danny Davis last week on the importance of investing in Chicago manufacturing infrastructure and talent! Thank you to Representative Davis and his team as well as our friends at MxD, North Branch Works, Matot , UIC […]

Mayoral Forum: A New Industrial Vision for Chicago

Mayoral candidates in Chicago came together on February 8 for a forum on a new industrial vision for an inclusive and thriving industrial sector. A wide range of issues were addressed at the forum, including the need for job training, federal investment in the manufacturing sector, ownership succession, and the importance of building a green […]

Advocacy Day: Community Leaders Standing For Inclusive Manufacturing in Springfield

Photo: Representatives of the CMRC and Ministers for Manufacturing Committee in front of the State of Illinois Capitol Building in Springfield, IL, 11/16/22. A strong message about the need for increased investment in the manufacturing ecosystem was brought directly to Springfield on November 16 at Advocacy Day, which was hosted by the Ministers for Manufacturing, […]

CMRC’s Quarterly Report: Highlighting the Work of A Multi-Stakeholder-Led Sector Partnership

The CMRC is a coalition-building initiative of Manufacturing Renaissance started in 2005.  At CMRC’s bimonthly Leadership Committee meeting 10/24/22, Erica Staley presented the third quarter performance report for CMRC activity in 2022. The full report can be accessed here. Thanks to Leadership Committee member input into this evolving process, at the beginning of 2022, we came […]

Ministers for Manufacturing Leads Advocacy Day Trip to Springfield, IL on 11/16

Manufacturing Renaissance and the Ministers for Manufacturing committee co-chairs of the Chicagoland Manufacturing Renaissance Council (CMRC) will host a day trip in an executive coach bus to the Springfield Capitol on November 16, 2022.   Our legislative host and guide when we arrive will be Rep. Kam Buckner and his staff.  Rep. Buckner, a legislative leader and former chair […]