On Saturday, April 8th, teams competed and developed projects that connect experiential learning in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) around the themes of team-based product design, prototyping, problem-solving and innovation. The regional robotics and engineering Olympics event, paired 13 manufacturing companies with local high schools for mentorship and sponsorship throughout the year.
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On March 24, the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium (CMMC) and Choose DuPage hosted “Metals and Machinery Manufacturing: Talent, Development, and Retention” at the College of DuPage. Over 60 participants heard from local manufacturers about their experience with talent development and retention.
Jim Jett, President of CHIPS Manufacturing, […]
The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that the Chicago region is one of 12 communities nationwide re-designated under the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative.
The new designation for the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium (CMMC) runs until 2018. The Chicago region was first designated in the inaugural round of IMCP in 2014.
Celebrating manufacturing throughout our region
We are pleased to participate in the 2016 celebration of Manufacturing Day! Started over five years ago, the event has grown exponentially and includes not only manufacturing firms, but also high school districts, chambers of commerce, small businesses, community colleges, economic development agencies and thousands of others.
Meeting Facilitated a Helpful Exchange of Ideas
On September 7, 2016, the Shanghai Delegation for Regional Coordinated Development, City Planning and Management Innovation met with the management team for the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development (BED) and the Department of Planning and Development (DPD). View list of visitors. The visit was coordinated by […]
Industrial matching event connects manufacturing suppliers and end users in the Chicago region
Contact: Amy Fitzgerald
The Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) and Chicago Metro Metal Consortium are pleased to announce their “Manufacturing Matchmaking” event. This event is designed to increase sales opportunities for firms in primary metals, […]
On January 21, President Preckwinkle, along with staff from the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium (CMMC) Bureau of Economic Development, visited United Displaycraft in Des Plaines, which employes over 200 persons, designs and manufactures in-store merchandising displays for retailers for a range of industries, including food and beverage, electronics, toys, hardware and apparel.
The tour […]