Mayor's Manufacturing Task Force Presents Findings for a Manufacturing Growth Strategy for Philadelphia
Date: 12/19/13
Mayor's Manufacturing Task Force Presents Findings for a Manufacturing Growth Strategy for Philadelphia

In January 2013, Mayor's Manufacturing Task Force was formed to evaluate the region's competitiveness and develop recommendations for growth of our Industry.
MAP played an important role in both creating the task force and making sure that the needs of manufacturers of all sizes were represented.

The Manufacturing Task Force was charged with 3 tasks:

Task 1: Create a detailed definition of the City and Regions manufacturing sector, including metrics on activity, product type, employment, output, wages, supply routes, and niche markets.

Task 2: Analyze key foundational issues identified as critical to the sustained growth of the Citys manufacturing sector:
1) Talent
2) Innovation
3) Government
4) Logistics, Utilities, and Transportation
5) Energy.

Task 3: Develop specific, attainable strategies to encourage growth in manufacturing in the City and Region.

Thursday, MAP President and CEO Steve Jurash, along with the rest of the Mayor's Manufacturing Task Force presented the task force findings to Mayor Nutter at, MAP member, Augusta Westland's Philadelphia facility.

The Mayor's Manufacturing Task force is an important step to growing the Manufacturing Industry in the Philadelphia Region and ensuring prosperity for Philadelphia in the future. Manufacturing Alliance President & CEO Stephen F. Jurash said, "The Task Force may have ended but now is where the real work begins." Upon receiving the report Mayor Nutter noted, "this is more than a report; this is a blue print for the future," and promised to work to implement the recommendations and make them a reality.

A summary of the findings of the report can be found here

The full version of the report can be found here.

If you are interested in learning more about the findings of the Mayors Manufacturing Task Force please contact
Christina M. Rockwell
Director, Member Services and Legislative Affairs
Manufacturing Alliance of Philadelphia
christinar@manufacturingonline.org
215-948-9285 x 105
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