Chicago Metro Metal Consortium
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Cultivating a World-Class

Manufacturing Cluster   

 

 

Chicago Metro Metal Consortium

      Cultivating a World-Class Manufacturing Cluster

 

One of 24 "Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership" (IMCP)

The Chicago Metro Metal Consortium (CMMC) is one of 24 ‘Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership’ (IMCP) named by the U.S. Department of Commerce in June 2014 for a two-year term and again in 2016. CMMC supports and strengthens the region’s metal manufacturing cluster by promoting the region as a leading center for manufacturing, strategically and efficiently aligning stakeholder efforts, and offering manufacturers resources to grow their businesses.

IMCPs across U.S.


Our Goals

  1. Grow and promote the Chicago region as a global manufacturing powerhouse.

  2. Nurture and expand regional collaboration and inclusive growth to collectively support the metal and machinery cluster's increased productivity.

  3. Create a one-stop network to serve the needs of metal and machinery manufacturers in the region.

Our Priorities

Workforce and Education

Innovation and Technology

International Trade and Investment

Supplier Networks

Infrastructure and Site Development

Operational Improvement and Capital Access

Irene Sherr and Vanessa Uribe at Sciaky, Inc. in Chicago, home of North America's largest 3D printer

Irene Sherr and Vanessa Uribe at Sciaky, Inc. in Chicago, home of North America's largest 3D printer

Our Team

Irene Sherr

Assistant Deputy Bureau Chief, Bureau of Economic Development, Cook County

Vanessa Uribe

Program Manager, CMMC, Cook County


CMMC Mission: Create a regional cluster organization to enhance the growth and development of the fabricated metal and machinery sectors.

On October 13, 2016 in celebration of National Manufacturing Month, the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium (CMMC) partnered with DesignHouse to host a Women in Metals Design Jam. 

The Chicago region, including Northeast Illinois' seven counties (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will) and the city of Chicago, have been working together across county/city borders to bring more economic opportunities to the larger metro Chicago area.

Along with our partners, the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium (CMMC) was formed in 2014 and was designated by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, an "Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership" (IMCP). Since its formation, CMMC has developed into a pivotal platform for metal manufacturers and partners in the Chicago region.

CMMC has grown from 25 to over 80 diverse partners from government, universities, research institutions, workforce agencies and training colleges, trade associations, other member organizations, and private businesses. CMMC has developed programs and activities which support and advance the region's metal cluster, such as successful supply chain matchmaking events. And over the last two years, CMMC has leveraged over $46 million in public and private resources directly impacting manufacturers in Illinois, with a focus on strengthening the fabricated metal and machinery sectors.