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September 2021


How to Manufacture Locally for Apparel and Sewn Products

September 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

If you are planning to produce apparel or sewn products, this session is for you! In an interactive and supportive environment, you’ll learn how to set-up and manage your own manufacturing operation or use contract manufacturers. We will cover key considerations including: Assessing your needs and what makes the most sense for your particular business Information and referrals to local factories and manufacturing resources Acquiring facilities and where to look Zoning and Permitting Issues Obtaining financing Addressing legal issues and…

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October 2021


Bay Area MFG Week 2021 + National MFG Day: Equitable Job Creation for Manufacturing’s Future

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

To kick off Bay Area MFG Week 2021, the Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative is hosting a panel of sector leaders to discuss manufacturing workforce development strategies that connect communities, particularly those of color, to manufacturing jobs. Before COVID, there were 2.4M job openings projected between now and 2028; given manufacturing’s central role in COVID recovery, renewed focus by the Biden/Harris administration, and the family-wage paying job it creates, we want to discuss strategies to connect communities to manufacturing jobs…

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