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Florida DEO released the June 2015 labor market statistics. Check the full report here

Women in Manufacturing video from the June STEM forum is a great way to introduce manufacturing to women, encourage girls to follow a career in STEM and look at some of the myths surrounding the role of women in manufacturing. https://youtu.be/dZBmVXaZQbE


Marion Regional Manufacturers Association is now Mid-FL Regional Manufacturers Association! Learn more at www.mrma.net

In 2014, manufactured exports accounted for 92 percent of Florida’s total exports! See the 2014 business report here.

Florida manufactured exports accounted for over 54 BILLION dollars in 2014! See the 2014 business report here.


The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) and NAM have looked at the U.S. tax system and tax rates across several countries. To see the joint white paper, click here

Manufacturing Institute published a study on women in manufacturing: "Exploring the Gender Gap". The study can be seen here

Manufacturing Institute is nearing goal of 500,000 certifications issued within 5 years. Since 2011, more than 419,000 skills certificates have been awarded.  






Manufacturing Month

Manufacturing Month is just around the corner! Florida celebrates the manufacturing industry throughout the whole month of October. MAF partners with FLATE and Florida TRADE to reach educational institutions and connect students with manufacturers.

For more information, resources or how to get involved, please visit the MAF CAME or FLATE website. You can view a calendar of statewide activities and join the fun!



STEP AHEAD Nominations

The Manufacturing Institute recognizes women in manufacturing each year through the STEP AHEAD program. Nominations are now open and we encourage all members to nominate one woman who you feel is making a difference in the manufacturing industry.

Last year 130 women were recognized nationwide and 10 of those women were based in Florida!

Nominate today!



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