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Cultivating A World-Class Manufacturing Cluster

The Chicago Metro Metal Consortium (CMMC) supports and strengthens the region’s metal manufacturing cluster by promoting the Chicago metro region as a leading center for manufacturing, strategically and efficiently aligning stakeholder efforts, and offering manufacturers resources to grow their businesses.

CMMC serves as a platform for stakeholders that support the regional manufacturing industry. CMMC convenes workforce training providers and community colleges to discuss opportunities for collaboration, economic development organizations to advance innovative and thoughtful initiatives, and manufacturers to engage in supporting workforce and program development that will support the broader manufacturing ecosystem.

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For many family-owned small manufacturing companies, CMMC has been a valuable resource. Not only do they help to shine a spotlight on a tremendously important job-creating sector of our regional economy, but they have helped our companies grow sales through leveraged programs that expand our exports. We are moving from what I would call a reactionary exporter to a proactive exporter with the help of CMMC programs.”

Zach Mottl, Chief Alignment Officer

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