Since launching CompanyWeek in 2013 and CompanyWeek Utah a year later, we’ve profiled more than 400 manufacturing companies in the Rocky Mountain west. What’s emerged is a clearer picture of challenges and opportunities that frame the development of a modern manufacturing economy -- and a blueprint for how communities can foster a robust and growing sector.
What makes a great manufacturing community ‘of the future’? Here are eight ingredients:
Finally, rally around business leaders willing to challenge business-as-usual development strategies and use whatever leverage necessary to change the way manufacturing is supported in the city, state and national dialogue.
Utah’s poised for great things.
Bart Taylor is founder and publisher of CompanyWeek. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.