To empower, inspire and support. To assist, challenge and grow. To advocate, strengthen and encourage.
These are only some of the goals of the Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA), and that’s just the beginning.
Since 1902, MMA has had a proven track record and unwavering commitment to serve Michigan manufacturers through legislative advocacy, workforce development, education, training, networking, costs savings and more. As MMA members, manufacturers can tap into a professional network and resources to help grow their businesses and address challenges, and they can create a sense of unity with other manufacturers.
Through the collective power of our members, we help protect the people and organizations that make up one of the state’s most vital industries. We support our members and the entire industry by driving state policy through relentless advocacy, we provide resources to address the talent crisis, we communicate vital information and we provide numerous cost savings and benefits to our members.
We do all of that and so much more.
A Champion for the Manufacturing Community in Michigan
MMA is a community for manufacturers, made up of manufacturing professionals. It’s the place where you, your concerns, your ingenuity, your talent and your innovative ideas are welcome, where you will be a part of the progress, where you will be part of a community of people who understand.
For more than a century, the manufacturing industry has propelled Michigan forward – through good times and in challenging times. Our goal is to collaborate in order to strengthen our state’s economy, our local communities, manufacturing businesses and our families.
The Michigan Manufacturers Association serves as a unifying champion in a state that is the cradle of innovation for the industry. We are here to hear your voice, to unify your voice, to amplify your voice and to be your voice.
There are a number of membership options. Learn about what’s right for your business.
Advocates for Michigan’s Manufacturing Industry
With MMA by your side, you’re not alone when it comes to changes in statewide legislation that impacts the manufacturing community. MMA works every day to create a competitive business climate for your company through advocacy and the resources that matter to you.
A Resource of Information for Manufacturers
As a member of MMA, you will stay on top of what is happening in the industry, which will provide you the information needed to address challenges, ensure that your processes meet new regulations and remain competitive in your sector. MMA provides members with regular updates on legislation, regulations, job creation, workforce solutions and advice from manufacturers of all sizes to help you succeed.
MMA serves as an educational resource for manufacturers as well – whether they are new to the industry or have many years of experience but are looking to hone their expertise. We have core focuses on tax policy in order to create a statewide business climate that allows manufacturers to remain globally competitive, as well as regulatory policy in order to protect human health and the environment while maintaining a competitive state regulatory system.
Manufacturing Workforce Solutions
MMA and its partners are working to revolutionize Michigan’s talent pipelines, which in turn will help manufacturing businesses find talented workers. To navigate the gaps between workforce supply and demand, MMA is working with quality and experienced partners on collaborative solutions to help our members develop the strongest and most competitive manufacturing workforce in the world. Just a few of our workforce training programs include:
Flexible, discounted insurance options and other member savings
Beyond the networking and advocacy, MMA offers practical solutions for manufacturers, such as business services, human resources assistance, employee discount programs and insurance. Members can add to their company’s bottom line with savings in the areas of:
A Powerful Network of Manufacturing Professionals
From resolving challenges to learning new and innovative ways to grow your business, a conversation with others in your industry may help you find the solutions you are looking for. Networking with other manufacturers throughout the state can not only open other people’s eyes to your brand, but also open your eyes to what’s possible.
For that reason, MMA organizes and hosts professional development and networking programs for small, medium and large businesses throughout the state. Expect to leave our networking events feeling energized and motivated to see what comes next for your business.