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August 2, 2022

Program Will Focus on Foundations for a Strong Manufacturing Future

CHICAGO – Global Midwest Alliance, a business-led, region-wide, not-for-profit education organization dedicated to transforming the Midwest into an internationally-recognized leader in innovation and business growth, is hosting its annual upcoming manufacturing industry program, Foundations for a Strong Manufacturing Future, on October 18 in Schaumburg, Illinois. The program will be hosted by Mazak Corporation and sponsored by Wipfli and the Association for Manufacturing Technology.

Global Midwest Alliance is a business-led, region-wide organization dedicated to transforming the Midwest into an internationally-recognized leader in innovation and business growth. The Alliance aligns and integrates resources throughout the Midwest helping businesses to grow by leveraging existing resources to develop new products and find customers throughout the world. The Alliance is the Private Sector Liaison Office for the World Bank and a member of Global CONNECT. Through these and other affiliations, the Alliance facilitates access to global business opportunities for Midwest business through 155 groups in 98 countries around the world. The Alliance offers educational and networking opportunities through a variety of programs and resources designed to promote innovation, technology development and access to global opportunities in the clean technology, energy, food, logistics, manufacturing and water industries.  For more information, visit

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Harnessing the effectiveness of technology for productivity, growth and the supply chain will be critical as manufacturers reshape their organizations’ strategies and aim to become more resilient. 

Resilient manufacturers are more than the newest technologies, they have closed the management gap and are strategic on creating highly skilled, high performing cultures, along with smart supply chains. Through proactive planning and positioning, as well as extensive instruction and other strategic implementation, a resilient organization can make better decisions. 

For the agenda or to register for the program, visit our website,​