Technical Assistance Provider

Manufacturing Renaissance

This organization is a 2023-2024 Chicago CWB Initiative Grantee

Technical Assistance Provided:

Education & Training, Relationship Building

Service Area:




Accepting New Clients:



MR will organize 1-2 cohorts for training in fall 2024. Once the training schedule is confirmed, we will begin to outreach and recruit participants for enrollment.

Who we are:

Manufacturing Renaissance (MR)'s mission is to advance inclusive sustainable development anchored in manufacturing. MR operates across two program areas: 1) Career Pathway Services; 2) Manufacturing Ecosystem Services.

How we can help:

Provide training to community, economic and cooperative development practitioners to learn about the manufacturing sector, building an Early Warning Network, how to identify, engage and provide technical assistance to legacy manufacturing companies, including for ownership succession transition. The following individuals currently serve as Advisory Committee members and are helping us revise our Early Warning Manual and providing valuable input as we create a training curriculum:

Ken Gaebler, Former CEO, Walker Sands
Sequane Lawrence, Executive Director, The Revolution Institute
Lucy Minturn, Founder + CEO, FosterWorks
Jim Piper, President, Matot, Inc.
Steve Simmons, Director of Business and Economic Development, North Branch Works
Dr. Matt Wilson, Associate Director for Economic and Workforce Development, Great Cities Institute, University of Illinois Chicago

Contact Us:

3411 W. Diversey Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
David Robinson
Project Manager, Director of External Affairs
Dan Swinney
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Pauline Lake
Research and Instructional Design Project Coordinator

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