About the Manufacturers’ Coalition

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Our Mission:portrait gear

To become a catalyst for strengthening community manufacturing; accelerating transformation into a more efficient and powerful engine of innovation, job creation and economic growth.


The Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce is the regional Manufacture Advocate. We are offering a unique member cohort experience addressing workforce issues. Expect to interact with like-minded leaders in manufacturing while identifying AND developing real time solutions to challenges around workforce needs.

What we know:

  • Today, the greatest common issue is around workforce development.
  • Secondary issue in high regards; continued need for operational excellence.
  • There is common need for collaboration.
  • There is value in sharing resources and having one central point of contact in the region.
  • A local organization (like AACC) is better suited to or could be better plugged into the needs of manufacturers.
  • We have an opportunity to play a role that could alter/ develop/ grow our community organizations with this initiative.

We would expect the following activities to represent the ROI

Manufacturing 2014/15 work outline:

  • Facilitate a series of relevant programs
  • Respond and advocate for issues that are of concern to manufacturing
  • Create and facilitate a networking opportunity to serve the needs of membership
  • Establish a code of conduct to guide the group.
  • Create an online database representing local sourcing options for members.
  • Take direction/ deliver outcomes from committee chair, committee and manufacture members.