About MAGNET :: Mission Statement

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The mission of MAGNET, the Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network, is to support, educate and champion manufacturing with the goal of transforming the region’s economy into a powerful, global player.


  • Through consulting services, assists manufacturers in adopting innovative manufacturing strategies and techniques.
  • Provides a clearinghouse for individual manufacturers seeking assistance in the areas of productivity improvement, global access (sourcing and markets), and product innovation.
  • Provides a focal point for working with regional educational institutions to provide a comprehensive set of offerings meeting the needs of manufacturing companies.
  • Manages a business incubator and conducts special projects for government agencies such as the Dept. of Defense, Dept. of Labor, Dept. of Energy, Dept. of Housing and Urban Development and Dept. of Commerce.
  • Serves as the voice of manufacturing, advocating for manufacturers in dealing with the multitude of regulatory agencies at the local and regional level and in influencing public policy.