Who We Are
About the Southwest CT Manufacturing Partnership
We’re an open-entry (no dues or membership) network of manufacturing executives who have come together to share best practices, tackle shared issues together, and make our region stronger for our industry and for our workforce. We are a network of manufacturers, for manufacturers. We’re regionally-based for a reason: we’ll get stuff done by directly partnering with each other and our public partners right here in our backyard.
We’re organized into priority task teams, led by us as manufacturers. But we’re not alone.
We’re supported by a coordinated array of education, workforce training, economic development and government organizations. It’s not just us organizing this way. The SW CT Manufacturing Partnership is evidence-based, modeled after industry sector partnerships around the country, and a model that’s starting to pick up steam here in Connecticut. Our priority areas include:
- Building shared marketing collateral to recruit professionals to our companies, and companies to our region;
- Creating a coordinated education and training system responsive to our workforce needs;
- Becoming a go-to for executive networking on issues that matter most to our competitiveness.
What are we modeled after?
Next Gen Sector partnerships mobilize companies in a shared industry and a shared region to mobilize around big problems that individual companies could never tackle on their own. In Connecticut, they are known as Regional Sector Partnerships (RSPs). They’re an organizing mechanism, and a way to get things done with our public partners. They’re a priority of the Governor, and so far exist in manufacturing, technology, bioscience and healthcare around the state.
Contributing companies so far include Kubtec Medical Imaging, Microboard, PTA Plastics, Accurate Lock & Hardware, King Industries, Schwerdtle, Thule Group, Xamax Industries, Hampford Research, JV Precision, Microphase, and others. This groups is growing. Be a part of it.