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Macomb County to host one of the country’s largest Manufacturing Day celebrations, local host sites and sponsors needed

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Macomb County Planning and Economic Development (MCPED)  today announced the return of Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) in Macomb County. Organizers are currently seeking host sites and sponsors for the local event, which is one of the largest of its kind in the country.

“We hope to connect classrooms with careers and to inspire our future workforce,” said MCPED Director Vicky Rowinski. “Ultimately, our goal is to have 2,000 students join us from all 27 Macomb County high schools. It’s a big lift, but with our partners, host sites and sponsors, we know it’s possible. Over the last 10 years, we’ve had more than 16,000 students take part in MFG Day, and we know collectively we are making an impact.”

Macomb County MFG Day (Week) will run from Sept 30 - Oct 4. During this week, local high school students will have the opportunity to tour advanced manufacturing facilities and learn more about the many interesting and well-paying jobs the industry has to offer. 

Companies interested in becoming a host site can choose the day and time for their involvement, which gives them a chance to promote their companies and interact with young people interested in manufacturing careers. Those students receive a 90-120 minute guided tour that includes discussions with company leaders and employees.

MFG Day sponsors help offset costs of the event. And in return, sponsors receive recognition and exposure for their involvement. Please note that there is a limited number of sponsorship opportunities available. Three sponsorship levels are available. They include: All-In ($3,000); Big Supporter ($2,000); and Contributor ($1,000).

“We’ve seen real connections come out of our MFG Day events,” Rowinski added. “And given current workforce challenges, like talent shortages and other issues, our program is especially relevant. We’re helping create a pipeline that can supply workers and solve real problems facing our local businesses.”

Companies interested in participating in the 2024 celebration, either as a host or a sponsor, can visit  to learn more.

Department:Planning and Economic Development
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