Thu, Apr 23|
Time & Location
Apr 23, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
About the Event
It’s no surprise that COVID-19 has caused a disruption in many key industries. The state and country will restart and being prepared will be essential for the economy to rejuvenate. The Michigan Manufacturing & Technology Association (MMTA) is hosting Restarting Michigan: A Conversation with Brian Calley, President of the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM), to prepare Michigan’s small manufacturers for the green light.
The facilitated conversation will focus on the following key areas:
- Recommendations from state leaders to restart Michigan
- What restarting means for manufacturers
- Unique opportunities and challenges for manufacturers
- How manufacturers can prepare to reopen
- Available COVID-19 resources for manufacturers, such as SBAM, funding, labor, OSHA, etc.
Registration is required to attend the virtual Zoom meeting on Thursday, April 23 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Registration is Closed- Please Email Jenn@mimfgmatters.org if you'd like to attend.
The manufacturing industry employs 15% of the workforce in Michigan, the second highest industry just below healthcare and social assistance, which employs 16% of the workforce. Small manufacturers employ nearly half of all the manufacturing jobs in Michigan.
“It’s essential that our state’s small manufacturers are prepared for the changes that lie ahead. MMTA will be there to help navigate the changes. This virtual conversation will give us the platform to share relevant, timely, and valuable information with our manufacturers,” said Jennifer Deamud, Executive Director of MMTA. “Brian Calley has one of the sharpest minds on tax policy, and issues impacting business,” she added.
SBAM President and former Michigan Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley stated, “Restarting Michigan will be critical to our economic and public health recovery. We know that when we resume economic activities, the workplace will look and operate differently. It is important that we engage now so that we are prepared to safely stage that comeback,” commented Brian Calley, President of the Small Business Association of Michigan. “SBAM’s partnership with MMTA provides manufacturers with relevant resources to support them now and in the future.”
The Michigan Manufacturing and Technology Association (MMTA) was founded to champion, serve, and advocate for Michigan’s small manufacturers. More importantly, it provides services that drive solutions that will make manufacturing in Michigan the most competitive and prosperous in the nation. For more information or to become a member, visit mimfgmatters.org.
Restarting MI Registration