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Don’t Miss the 2022 Manufacturing Month Kick-Off & “State of Rhode Island Manufacturing” Report Release – October 4, 2022

Manufacturing Day 2022, presented by Polaris MEP and the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association (RIMA), will bring together manufacturing leaders, RI elected officials and key sector partners to learn new data about the opportunities and challenges facing the industry.

  • Kick-off Manufacturing Month in the Ocean State with a proclamation by elected officials
  • Network with buyers, partners and industry leaders
  • Preview interactive exhibits on advanced manufacturing designed to engage more than 500 8th, 9th and 12th grade students  arriving later in the morning for a “taste test” of manufacturing careers

WHERE: Farm Fresh Rhode Island, 10 Sims Avenue, Providence, RI (plenty of free parking!)

WHEN: October 4, 2022 | 7:30am to 9:30am




Coffee, juice, light pastries



Manufacturing Month proclamation

8:30am Release of State of Rhode Island Manufacturing study; top level highlights
8:45am Introduce two data-supported, demand-driven initiatives for RI Manufacturers
9:15am Tour interactive stations in place for student Career Experience
9:45am Program ends


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Polaris MEP is the state’s non-profit Manufacturing Extension Partnership center, mission-driven to expand the career opportunities the sector offers to Rhode Islanders.

The mission of the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association is to be the unified voice of the Ocean State’s 1,400 manufacturers. We advocate at the federal, state, and local levels for sensible policy solutions that strengthen manufacturing, and serve as a bridge connecting our members with the resources they need to compete and grow.



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