4th Annual Manufacturing Day
On Friday, October 9th, the Office of Economic Development in partnership with the Economic Development and Trade Commission will host a virtual listening session with local advanced manufacturing employers and workforce development professionals. We are excited to have Dr. Dickerson from Evergreen Valley College, Casey McNeil from FLEX, and Billy Glass from Onanon join our panel discussion moderated by Milpitas Unified School District Board Vice President Chris Norwood. Our topics are more relevant than ever – the state of advanced manufacturing during COVID-19, the future of workforce development, and bringing back manufacturing jobs to the US. We are excited to have you join us – please make sure to register!
The Bay Area’s manufacturing sector is alive and thriving, bringing innovation, creativity, and stability to cities. Milpitas is home to 160 local companies dedicated to innovative design, engineering, and breakthrough manufacturing technology. Milpitas was ranked in the top 20 for patent generating cities in California in 2016, according to the Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies. More than one in five of the city’s workforce is employed in the manufacturing sector, twice the Bay Area average. As manufacturing evolves – getting cleaner, greener, and more advanced – it continues to help build strong local communities by providing pathways to good, middle-class jobs.
For more information, please send an email to Nicole Inamine from the Office of Economic Development: firstname.lastname@example.org.