The importance of local manufacturing to the Bay Area’s economy and to our physical safety has become increasingly clear this year.

In addition to ensuring that we have the essential products we need to survive, our local manufacturers have set a shining example of creative problem-solving: retooling to offer new products; displaying deep caring for their employees; modeling responsibility to the greater community through donations and volunteering; and, above all, leading with vision and heart.

Join SFMade, MFG:SJ, the Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative, and our 30+ partner cities and counties in paying tribute to the work that manufacturers do every day to create a safe and robust Bay Area during 2020 Bay Area Manufacturing Week.

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Driving Capital into Manufacturing: Why and How

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Driving Capital into Manufacturing: Why and How

Join us for a conversation about how local manufacturers can access the capital they need to thrive with leading financial experts.

Lenders and other financial institutions work with manufacturers to understand their needs and provide monetary resources, as well as specialized technical assistance to help them succeed. From working capital to equipment financing to real estate investment, the resources manufacturers need depends on myriad factors – but the importance of the industry for growing community wealth and creating neighborhood stability requires that lenders evolve their products to meet their needs at the right time.

The panelists include:

Facilitated by Allison Kelly, CEO of ICA


October 6
11:00 am - 12:30 pm