Why Join

Together, We Are Stronger

Our mission is to create a vibrant and sustainable local manufacturing industry, by fostering innovation, partnerships, and educational pathways.

GMI is composed of manufacturers like you, who don’t have the time to advocate and cultivate. When you join GMI, we become the conduit between you and fellow manufacturers, suppliers, educators, government, and workforce professionals.

What You Get

GMI gives manufacturers a voice. While you do the important work of running your business, we work behind the scenes to do the following:

  • We help you build a strong local manufacturing network hub. The member directory provides a comprehensive list of manufacturers, suppliers and resources in the area, making it easier to find and connect with potential partners and customers. 
  • Access to the GMI website and all it has to offer. This includes access to a powerful database from which you can research products and services as well as the opportunity to post jobs and cultivate a strong workforce.
  • We advocate on your behalf with government and educational institutions. GMI is your voice to all things manufacturing. You live it. You know it. We communicate it for you.
  • We connect you with business opportunities, helping your business to grow and thrive.
  • We help you leverage available resources necessary to drive your business and local manufacturing forward.

Whether you are a manufacturer looking to connect with other businesses, an educator interested in promoting industry-related education, or a government agency looking to support economic development, we are here to help.