The hills were alive with the sound of support for manufacturers during the Economic Development Council of Colorado’s (EDCC) Drive, Lead, Succeed Conference on October 20-22nd in Steamboat Springs. Manufacturer’s Edge had the distinct privilege of sponsoring and participating in this event that hosted economic development and workforce professionals, municipal and county officials, and others who are actively engaged in the economic development in their communities.
Over the course of the three days, the Manufacturer’s Edge team met with economic development professionals to better understand the needs that manufacturers have across the state. The team also shared the message of collaboration. Manufacturer’s Edge is a dedicated partner to economic development, and we have the resources and the expertise to help meet the diverse needs of small, medium, and large manufacturers.
The attendees to the EDCC were pleased to hear that, as the Manufacturing Extension Partner (MEP) for the state of Colorado, Manufacturer’s Edge is able to work with and support manufacturing businesses during every stage of their business. By offering a free business health assessment to companies to identify areas that may need some attention or retooling, Manufacturer’s Edge is able to tailor support rather than present a one-size-fits-all solution. Whether the help is with supply chain, workforce marketing, facility layout, or succession planning, Manufacturer’s Edge is the one-stop-shop for manufacturers’ needs. This exciting resource was met with great enthusiasm and the team of Manufacturer’s Edge will be making their way across the state to dig into innovative ideas and solutions for Colorado’s manufacturing industry alongside our economic development partners.
In addition to sharing the very important message of collaboration and support, Manufacturer’s Edge was able to highlight some of the fantastic manufacturers across the state and their products. From Loki to Osprey, to Honey Stinger, Meier Skis, and more, Colorado manufacturers played a prominent role in making the EDCC conference a huge success for manufacturers in Colorado.