The MAMe summit gathers companies from all manufacturing sectors with their respective trade associations in order to collect their ideas on top issues and challenges. The goal is to leverage the strengths of these organizations, avoid duplication of effort, and promote a coordinated manufacturing support strategy. With input from the summit, a report is presented to the Governor and other pertinent organizations/agencies outlining an action plan for the coming year with recommendations for public policy, strategic implementation, and funding.
The breakout session sector participants were asked to identify short and long term issues that are key to their business success and to suggest strategies to be adopted by industry, their trade associations and state government. Below is a graph of the 2014 top issues identified by each of the manufacturing sectors.