Manufacturing Matters – Regional Roundtable

Economic Impact of Manufacturing in Illinois & the Rockford Area

Roundtable photo with RAEDC, IMA, and IMEC logosManufacturing Regional Roundtable returns in person!

September 21st from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
NIU Rockford Conference Center
$20 Lunch & Learn
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The manufacturing industry represents one of the key economic pillars of the Illinois economy. Illinois manufacturers fee the world, make life-saving products, power our homes and businesses, build our infrastructure, transport people and products around the globe, and provide for our nation’s defense.

Join our partners, IMA and IMEC, and fellow manufacturers as we discuss the just completed Economic Analysis of the Manufacturing Sector in Illinois. IMA President & CEO Mark Denzler will reveal what the data tells us for the Rockford Region and Winnebago County.

A look at State Trends and the Local Impact

  • Total economic impact on the state
  • A look at the Rockford Region and Winnebago County specifically
  • The employment multiplier and what does that mean for future expansions?
  • Details about the manufacturing occupations projected to be in the highest demand and their impact on workforce training
  • Average wage across all manufacturing jobs in the county
  • Top three area manufacturing subsectors
  • And more!

Then it’s your chance to share your thoughts, questions, and new ideas about what is working in this industry and your company while getting to better know your peers over lunch.

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Mark Denzler from IMA

Mark Denzler
President & CEO
Illinois Manufacturers’ Association

The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) is a statewide advocacy organization representing nearly 4,000 member companies and facilities. Mark was named to his current post in January 2019 after serving a dozen years as Vice President & COO. Founded in 1893, the IMA is the oldest and largest statewide manufacturing association in the United States and the only statewide organization dedicated exclusively to manufacturing. Its mission is to strengthen, advocate, and promote the business climate for all manufacturers in Illinois. His initiatives include Creation of Manufacturing Matters economic impact campaign, Makers Madness – The Coolest Thing Made in Illinois contest, Permanent and modern Manufacturers Purchase Credit, New Apprenticeship credit to help manufacturers address the skills gap and Significant reform of the Workers’ Compensation Act.