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MAGNET: Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network

Build Back Better Regional Challenge finalist

Coalition Lead Applicant: MAGNET: Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network

Project Title: Northeast Ohio’s Advanced Manufacturing Cluster: Smart Manufacturing and Advanced Materials

Region (applicant-defined): 18 counties in Northeast Ohio

Cluster Sector(s): Advanced Manufacturing

Coalition Overarching Narrative (applicant submitted) (PDF)

Project Description:
The coalition, led by MAGNET: Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network, aims to grow an equitable smart manufacturing and advanced materials cluster in Northeast Ohio. The cluster encompasses an estimated 700 firms, 45,000 workers, and $12 billion Gross Regional Product (GRP). The coalition's proposed projects aim to bring innovation to the region, especially around smart and advanced technologies, while encouraging innovation and workforce development. If provided an implementation grant, the coalition proposes to execute component projects that expand the applications of cluster technologies into specialized market segments and fortify and improve the region's supply chain through entrepreneurship and capitalization, infrastructure, and workforce pillars.

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