Empowering manufacturers. Creating jobs. Transforming our city.


The 2018 Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Summit on November 9th in San Jose brought together more than 300 stakeholders, including officials from 30 Bay Area cities to celebrate the breadth and depth of a growing collaboration to support local manufacturers and accelerate the growth of quality, middle-income jobs to create a stronger, more diverse, and more equitable regional economy.

The third annual Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Summit focused on the hopes, dreams, and diversity of the people who work in the manufacturing sector. The event featured remarks from Mayor of San Jose Sam Liccardo, Director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) Panorea Avdis, and California Assemblymember Ash Kalra. A panel discussion with manufacturers and their community partners explored public-private partnerships to train employees and job candidates, accelerate hiring, and strengthen local manufacturing businesses.

We extend a big THANK YOU to all of our sponsors, speakers, and attendees!

Articles about the event can be found in the San Jose Mercury News and the Silicon Valley Business Journal

To find out more, please visit the Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative website