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Thursday, June 6 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Blueprint for Growth: Building Vibrant Manufacturing Communities LIMITED

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Manufacturing's renaissance in the U.S. has captured the attention of business and economic development professionals across the country, and rightly so. Today's sector is expanding across multiple industries, from aerospace and bioscience, to food and beverage, to promising new consumer opportunities like brewing, distilling, and cannabis. In this session we explore how communities and industries can work together to develop blueprints to support and sustain growing manufacturing ecosystems, from supply chain development to workforce training to specific industry strategies that match current community assets.

This session is designed for manufacturing startups and established companies, service and supply-chain companies, city and local government officials, economic development professionals, and higher education.

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Bart Taylor

Founder, CompanyWeek
Bart Taylor is founder and publisher of CompanyWeek -- Companyweek.com -- digital media and events focusing on the manufacturing economy of the western U.S. Launched in 2013, the publication reports on the the modern manufacturing sector through the lens of companies and the peo... Read More →

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Katie Powell

President, Munro Companies
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Mike Sneddon

President, Wren Industries
Mike Sneddon is the President of Wren Industries. He has over 30 years in Aerospace manufacturing 20 of these as a Manufacturing Engineer for Hamilton Sundstrand and the other 10 years as Owner and President of Wren Industries. Wren Industries is an AS9100 Manufacturing company... Read More →
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Jeff Veirling

Founder & CEO, Tailwind Nutrition
Jeff is a co-founder of Tailwind Nutrition, along with his wife Jenny. Tailwind began with Jeff's head in a trashcan at the finish line of the Leadville 100. That sparked a quest that led to creating his own drink mix for endurance athletes. Soon he was meeting people in parking lots... Read More →
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Scot Hill

Co-Owner, Hill People Gear
My brother and I started Hill People Gear in August of 2010, and we have grown it from a part time job to what it is now, a multi-employee business with a storefront on Main Street in Grand Junction, Colorado. At Hill People Gear we design and sell real use gear for back country... Read More →

Thursday June 6, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm MDT
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