our impact

Making a difference in lives, communities and on our city’s pressing issues

Today, new manufacturing systems offer real opportunities, but a huge gap in trained workers limits job and business growth. CoMADE focuses on the city’s existing strengths in design, production, marketing and distribution of innovative manufactured products, to create new, well-paid, highly-skilled manufacturing jobs.

We’re not just building a building. We’re putting a stake in the ground. Cincinnati will not lose its ability to make things. We have a plan to ensure the people who make durable goods aren’t left out –or left behind– in the tech-focused economy. We’re creating the space and putting the programs in place to have an immediate and lasting impact.

Cincinnati, Ohio

#1

manufacturing region in Ohio

#3

manufacturing state in the nation

20%

Manufacturing is almost a quarter of the economy

Yet, manufacturing jobs have fallen as production moved overseas and automation at home produced more goods using fewer workers.

Accelerating Our Region

The center will leverage Cincinnati’s authentic core strengths in physical products and manufacturing to drive economic growth, job growth, community growth, and enhance the region’s ability to attract top flight businesses and talent.

Our plan is to stimulate job retraining to get good people back into great manufacturing jobs. Today, new manufacturing systems offer real opportunities, but a gap in trained workers limits job and business growth.

PLANNING FOR A LASTING IMPACT

Unique Environment

100,000 sq. ft. non-profit center that brings together all the elements needed to innovate, prototype, test, manufacture and train the workforce required to produce physical products.

Proven Programs

Superior programs drawn from other manufacturing cities enable manufacturers, workers, and entrepreneurs here to thrive.

New Jobs Engine

Employment at CoMADE, at CoMADE launched firms and at regional manufacturers using CoMADE programs. Quality jobs that stay local.

Transformational Opportunities

Workforce programs for men and women returning from prison or entering the workforce for the first time. Programs for already successful workers to advance to higher paid jobs.

Deep Community Commitment

Community meeting space, tool library and workshop with classes and instruction, rent incentives for tenants based on community hiring, and priority admission to workforce training programs for community residents.

A Place People Want to Be

Underlines the region’s leadership in business innovation, workforce development, manufacturing excellence and community inclusion. Advances the region’s position as a magnet for business attraction, expansion and talent.

Focus Counts

CoMADE focuses on the city’s existing strengths in design, production, marketing and distribution of innovative manufactured products, to create new, well-paid, highly-skilled manufacturing jobs.

Environment Counts

Having resources at hand helps everyone meet their individual challenges, communicate and boost collaboration with others, and generate innovation and productivity with improved big-idea perspective.

Inclusion Counts

Training underserved residents, including citizens returning from prison, for living wage jobs and sustainable careers raises labor force participation, minority business ownership, and reduces poverty and crime.

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