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Regional Manufacturing Cluster Forum

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

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Regional Manufacturing Cluster Forum


Did you know that annual manufacturing productivity in the Chicago region is $65 billion? And that, with over 580,000 jobs, our region has more manufacturing employees than all but one U.S. region? Or that our manufacturing cluster's wages are 27 percent higher than the overall regional average?


Please join us on February 26, 2013, for a discussion and launch of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) Advanced Manufacturing Cluster Drill-Down Report. The GO TO 2040 comprehensive regional plan calls on CMAP and its partners to evaluate and help strengthen industries that drive our region’s economy.  To be revealed at this event, CMAP's new report will include in-depth analysis and specific recommendations to address the advanced manufacturing cluster's key challenges and opportunities. Following a presentation of the report, a panel of experts will engage attendees in discussing how to support the growth of metropolitan Chicago's manufacturing cluster.


What:    Regional Manufacturing Cluster Forum

Where:  Harper College's Wojcik Conference Center (1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine)

             Directions: http://goforward.harpercollege.edu/about/visit/index.php

             Parking for Wojcik Conference Center in Lot 14.

When:   February 26, 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. (plus optional tour of the College's manufacturing training facilities ending at noon)

Registration and refreshments will begin at 8:30 as the event will start promptly at 9:00.


Panelists include:

David Boulay, President, Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center

Caralynn Nowinski, Associate Vice President for Innovation and Economic Development, the University of Illinois

Ray Prendergrast, Manufacturing Technology Department Chair, Daley College 

Steven Kase, CEO, Ask Products, Chairman of the Board, Tooling and Manufacturing Association

Moderator: John McCarron, columnist, Chicago Tribune; adjunct lecturer, DePaul University College of Communication

Registration is free and space is limited. Contact Annie Byrne with questions.

Have questions about Regional Manufacturing Cluster Forum? Contact Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

When & Where

Harper College
Wojcik Conference Center
1200 West Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

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