Industry Initiatives

Industry Initiatives

Are you interested in teaming up with others in your industry to solve your most pressing problems?

The key to making smart investments in training, education, and business development services is understanding and supporting the industries in our region where job opportunities exist and businesses are expanding.By focusing our efforts on sector strategy, we are developing solutions to meet local employer needs.

We work to bring councils together to gather intel and create a thriving economy. Industry councils give like-minded businesses the opportunity to come together to solve shared challenges, including meeting local talent needs. We believe we can solve more problems together than alone.

Our first council is focused on manufacturing, as that is our region’s highest grossing industry. Together, this council will work to apply for grants (i.e. the Marshall Plan), plan manufacturing centered events, lead industry sector research projects, and create partnerships.

We’re excited to continue expanding our reach and creating new councils in all of Southwest Michigan’s industries. If you’re interested in being a part of one of our councils, contact Erin, our Sector Relations Coordinator, at 269.927.1064 ext. 1165 or