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Benefits for Membership in the Northwest Florida Manufacturers Council

The Northwest Florida Manufacturers Council exists to strengthen the economic competitiveness of the region’s manufacturers by acting as a single voice to address common interests by building a talent pipeline for the manufacturers in NWFL. Manufacturing currently generates 14,518 direct jobs and an additional 17,063 indirect jobs in the 12-county region and is expected to grow at a higher rate in northwest Florida than in any other region in the state. This is a high value-added industry in the economy, building GDP and generating the highest earnings per worker of any industry in the region. Membership in the Council is open to manufacturers of all sizes and sub-clusters who are located or have a presence in the Northwest Florida region. Membership is also open to affiliate members who have an interest in the economic success of the manufacturing industry in Northwest Florida, as well as to public partners who support the efforts of the Council. Membership can be achieved by application, approval of the Board, and payment of annual dues.

Manufacturer Benefits

  • Discounted Tooling U training package
  • Training in Quality Improvement Certifications for manufacturing member employees at no cost (i.e. Process Mapping, LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt, Geometric Diminsioning and Tolarancing, Project Management Professional, etc)
  • Promotes careers in manufacturing
  • Partners with education and workforce partners to build a skilled manufacturing workforce in the region, saving you recruitment and turnover costs
  • Promotes name recognition of your company
  • Promotes the growth of the manufacturing sector in northwest Florida
  • Helps develop manufacturing diversity through growth of partners and affiliates
  • Educates manufacturers on local, state and federal programs
  • Provides targeted networking opportunities with a wide range of manufacturers
  • Expands your supply chain through new vendor relationships
  • Provides a unified voice on and opportunities to engage in solutions to common issues of concern among northwest Florida manufacturers
  • Offers state-wide and national advocacy through affiliation with the Manufacturers Association of Florida

Affiliate / Vendor Benefits

  • Promotes name recognition of your company
  • Provides opportunities to learn more about the manufacturing sector in northwest Florida
  • Provides targeted networking opportunities with a wide range of manufacturers
  • Gives you an opportunity to engage in growing the manufacturing sector in Northwest Florida