MFG Day Resources
BAUM is committed to supporting Bay Area MFG Day activities by helping our partner communities create a strong MFG Day presence: both with our “Manufacturing the Dream” storytelling campaign and by providing support for creating community-based MFG Day events. Here are some resources to help BAUM Communities and others create successful MFG Day activities for your community.
Celebrating a Regional MFG Day (2018)
Celebrating a Regional MFG Day (2018)
REPORTS AND INFOGRAPHICS
The Initiative began with a the first coordinated effort to collect direct data from manufacturers in the four largest cities in the Bay Area: San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland, and Fremont, on the topics of workforce, business practices, supply chain connections, real estate challenges, and most importantly, to uncover the opportunities for Bay Area cities to collaborate. In 2017, we partnered with JLL to publish Bay Area Manufacturing is Here to Stay, an infographic that gives an overview of manufacturing in the entire nine-county Bay Area.
Bay Area State of Urban Manufacturing
2016 Regional Manufacturing Survey
Bay Area Manufacturing is Here to Stay
MANUFACTURING TOOLKITS FOR CITIES
These toolkits are how-to-guides. They are meant to give city staff, policy makers, and partner organizations concrete tools and strategies to support manufacturers on two topics. The first toolkit covers Manufacturing Promotion and Engagement and the strategies in it can be used to increase interest and excitement around manufacturing. The second focuses on Industrial Real Estate and the strategies strategies it describes can be used to grow industrial real estate, protect it, and keep places to make affordable.
Get The Promotion Toolkit
Get The Succession Planning Toolkit
Get The Real Estate Toolkit
Manufacturing Promotion and Engagement Toolkit
Strategies to reach out to your manufacturers, workforce, and your community to sustain and grow your city’s manufacturing ecosystem.
1. Create a Manufacturing Liaison Position Within City Government
2. Streamline Permitting and Regulatory Processes for Manufacturers
Aspen Business Navigator: Aspen, CO (no longer live)
3. Partner with Manufacturing-Oriented Development and Advocacy Organizations
4. Actively Promote the Manufacturing Capacities of Your City
5. Utilize Municipal and B2B Purchasing Power to Support Local Manufacturing
7. Bring the Public into Manufacturing Spaces
9. Support Shared Manufacturing Workspaces
Industrial Real Estate Toolkit Links
Strategies to preserve industrial space, grow and modernize building stock, and maintain affordability in your city’s industrial real estate.
1. Maintain an Inventory of Industrial Lands
3. Enforce Existing Industrial Designations
6. Prioritize Infrastructure Improvements
8. Designate City- or Other Publicly-Owned Property for Protected and Subsidized Manufacturing Space
9. Engage with Non-Profit Industrial Development Organizations
Chris Andersen – Assay CS
Chris is a business consultant and SFMade volunteer advisor. He has over 30 years of experience both as an entrepreneur who built six businesses – three of which were sold – and as an executive for many well-known American companies.
Robin McRoskey Azevedo – McRoskey MattressRobin was the CEO of McRoskey Mattress, a 120 year old family mattress business in San Francisco, CA. They merged with another local mattress manufacturer in 2018.
George Chittenden – Adams and Chittenden Scientific GlassGeorge was a founder and co-owner of Adams and Chittenden, a 25+ year old scientific glass manufacturer in Berkeley, CA. They became a co-op in 2019, with prior owners George and Tom Adams becoming part of the co-op.
Gwen Wright – The Wright ConsultantsGwen is a small business consultant with decades of experience with businesses in various stages of development from start up to growth to planned exit. Over her career she has worked with over 2,000 businesses throughout the country
The Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative is committed to creating resources to help our members address pressing industrial-related activities in their communities.
In 2016 the Initiative collaborated with the Urban Manufacturing Alliance to create a webinar titled How to Balance Cannabis Production Within Your Industrial Community at the request of our partner cities. The webinar featured Tyler Bump, a Senior Economic Planner for the City of Portland, and Jill Jennings Golich, Deputy Director of Community Planning and Development at the City and County of Denver and David Mendoza, a Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Policy and Innovation at the Seattle Mayor’s Office.
Takeaways From Cannabis Webinar
In 2018, BAUM developed this webinar to help economic development practitioners understand how they and their communities can leverage Opportunity Zone Investment Funds to preserve and create affordable industrial space, and support the industrial businesses that call their areas home — while at the same time preserving the character of the neighborhoods and promoting inclusive development strategies. We heard from George Ashton, Managing Director of Strategic Investments at Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC), and Kevin Wilson, Partner at Novogradac & Company.