Competing for the most attention as an industry, manufacturing has been touted by industry organizations as a field to watch. Federal, state and local officials are promoting this as well. With the cost of overseas manufacturing rising to almost equal that of its domestic counterpart, many experts are citing a need to attract the companies and train the talent. In an effort to survey our local and regional landscape, CareerSource Palm Beach County is working with industry partners in economic development, training, industry and workforce to gauge where the manufacturing industry sees itself today and in the next few years.
This team is surveying this sector in a four county area: Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River. The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County has taken this concept to a local level and has launched a county task force to promote manufacturing.
TCRPC, BDB, Workforce Solutions, EDOs, SFMA, FMEP
Banner Center for Advanced Manufacturing
Florida Advanced Technological Education Center
Florida Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Made in Florida
Manufacturing Association of Florida
South Florida Manufacturers Association