We Champion. Advocate. Serve. 

for Michigan's Small Manufacturers

WHY JOIN?

The evolution of the manufacturing industry is at lightning speed. Small manufacturers need trusted partners that have relevant services and tools to help accelerate their growth. MGA forms alliances with partners who are experts in their field.

 

Benefits of a Manufacturer Member include:

  • CEO and leadership retreats

  • Expert human resource and legal hotlines

  • Connection to trusted and relevant partners

  • Industry insight on relevant trends impacting manufacturing

  • Routine peer-to-peer knowledge sharing

  • A listening ear, have your voice heard in Lansing

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Strategic Partners

To Help Your Business

MMTC has personalized consulting services that enable manufacturers to operate smarter, compete, and prosper. Membership in MGA gets you the latest on issues like operations, skills, advanced technology, cyber security, and research.

The Small Business Association of Michigan is the only statewide and state-based association that focuses solely on the needs of small businesses. As an MGA member, you will be part of SBAM’s group buying power for health insurance and other employee related benefits.

The Edward Lowe Foundation is known for their leadership education, peer learning and strategic information programs. As an MGA member, you will have access to training, retreats, and the latest information that is propelling second stage firms.

The Latest Insight

For Small Manufacturers

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Virtual Webinar Events

  • Replacing Outdated ERP Software: How to minimize the risk and maximize the return
    Buying ERP is complicated and it’s a bit like repairing an engine of a plane while in flight. Chris Doig, CEO of Wayferry will share a secret: why ERP is a business decision, not an IT decision.
  • Southwest Michigan Industry 4.0 Educational Webinar
    Jul 28, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT
    FREE Webinar on Zoom
    Michigan recently launched a statewide industry 4.0 initiative to support manufacturers. Join the Manufacturing Growth Alliance and the Economic Growth Institute for an educational webinar to learn about Industry 4.0 and what resources are available to assist small to medium-sized manufacturers.
  • Grants and Incentives for Manufacturers
    Jul 30, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    FREE Webinar on Zoom
    Manufacturers who are growing, innovating or doing something interesting have an opportunity to hear about local, state and federal governments who make grants and offer incentives to businesses. Here from an expert who identifies funding opportunities for innovative companies.
  • Cyber Security for Smart (Automated) Factories
    Aug 12, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT
    FREE Webinar on Zoom
    In this webinar, Micro Visions, Inc. will discuss why securing this data and technology is so important and how it can be done.
  • Overview of Government Contracting 8(a)
    Aug 12, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    FREE Webinar on Zoom
    In this webinar manufacturers will learn about how to win a fair share of federal contracts, qualify for sole-source contracts, and partner with established contractors.
  • Women-Owned Small Businesses and Economically Disadvantaged WOSBs Certifications
    The certification process for Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and Economically Disadvantaged WOSBs (EDWOSBs) has changed. Join MGA for a webinar to learn more about the changes.
  • Six Keys to Getting a Grip on Your Business: An Introduction to EOS (1)
    Sep 27, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
    FREE Webinar on Zoom
    Even the most successful entrepreneurs have been tested by the events of the past few months. If you're ready to restore traction to your business, the Entrepreneurial Operating System® can help you solve your most frustrating issues. Learn more in this webinar.
  • Overview of Government Contracting 8(a)
    Oct 07, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
    FREE Webinar on Zoom
    In this webinar manufacturers will learn about how to win a fair share of federal contracts, qualify for sole-source contracts, and partner with established contractors.
  • The Top 10 Mistakes in Federal Contracting (1)
    Oct 11, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
    FREE Webinar on Zoom
    Manufacturers who are or wish to be engaged in government contracting need to be aware of common mistakes companies make. The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) will walk you through how to stay in good standing with the federal government.
  • Women-Owned Small Businesses and Economically Disadvantaged WOSBs Certifications
    The certification process for Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and Economically Disadvantaged WOSBs (EDWOSBs) has changed. Join MGA for a webinar to learn more about the changes.

Additional webinars are currently being scheduled and will be listed here soon.