Empowering manufacturers. Creating jobs. Transforming our city.


Join SFMade, in partnership with the Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative, October 2 – 9 for Bay Area Manufacturing Week 2020.

The importance of local manufacturing to the Bay Area’s economy and to our physical safety has become increasingly clear this year.

In addition to ensuring that we have the essential products we need to survive, our local manufacturers have set a shining example of creative problem-solving: retooling to offer new products; displaying deep caring for their employees; modeling responsibility to the greater community through donations and volunteering; and, above all, leading with vision and heart.

Join SFMade, MFG:SJ, the Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative, and our 30+ partner cities and counties in paying tribute to the work that manufacturers do every day to create a safe and robust Bay Area during 2020 Bay Area Manufacturing Week.

Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative Events (free):

October 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Why Manufacturing Matters – Now and in the Future

REGISTER HERE: https://whymfgmatters.eventbrite.com

Local manufacturing plays a critical role in the COVID-19 response and recovery. However, for local manufacturing to succeed we must invest in the infrastructure — physical, social, and financial — needed to support its ongoing transition to a cleaner, greener, modern industry.

Join us for a timely conversation about the critical importance of local manufacturing with local, state, and federal representatives.


October 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Driving Capital Into Manufacturing

From equipment to real estate, the financial needs of manufacturers depend on many factors — but the importance of the industry for growing community wealth and creating neighborhood stability requires lenders evolve their products to meet their needs at the right time.

Join us for a conversation about how local manufacturers can access the capital they need to thrive with leading financial experts.


October 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Driving Capital Into Manufacturing

Manufacturing is one of the few sectors where individuals without post-secondary education can build a pathway to advancement. Realizing the potential of the sector requires modern training programs and that companies be intentional and inclusive in their hiring and strategy.

Join us for a conversation about the value of manufacturing and the promise it holds for creating equitable economic opportunities for all.


Full schedule of events here. You can download a .pdf version of the event flyer here


The Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative is supported by: