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Calumet Manufacturing Industry Sector Partnership (CMISP)

The Calumet Manufacturing Industry Sector Partnership (CMISP) is a network of over 30 manufacturing businesses in the Calumet region that is manufacturing-led and community supported. Learn more​.

Manufacturing-Led: Small family-owned and operated manufacturing businesses to large multinational manufacturing firms are coming together to solve common problems. Businesses identify common opportunities, define, and execute an action agenda for strengthening the industry.

Community-Supported: The partnership was launched in November 2017 with the support of seven community and government organizations committed to supporting the coordination and implementation of the Partnership’s priorities.


In addition to the group of manufacturers, the following organizations support this partnership: Calumet Area Industrial Commission, Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, Chicago Federation of Labor Workforce and Community Initiative, Chicago Metro Metal Consortium, Chicago Southland Economic Development Corporation, Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, IMEC, and OAI, Inc.

Leverage Available Resources

CMMC partners with organizations that provide manufacturers with valuable resources, such as:

  • Incumbent Worker/On The Job training grants

  • Educational stipends and grants 

  • Job referrals/screenings

  • Paid/unpaid internships

  • Maturity Assessments 

  • Job Center network access

  • Technical Assistance

  • Networking 

Contact us to learn more about how you can take advantage of these resources!

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