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Inspiring and Expanding Manufacturing Talent in West Michigan


Harness the power of collaboration to tackle your biggest challenge – talent.


Did you know that manufacturing is the fastest growing industry in

West Michigan?

Save the date for Discover Manufacturing Week 2024!

Oct. 28 - Nov. 8 

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discover manufacturing scholarship

Multiple scholarships from $500 to $2,000 will be awarded:


  • For skilled trades technical training, including continuing education for adults and apprentices.​

  • For graduating high school seniors pursuing a degree in manufacturing-related programs.

We're making an impact in West Michigan!
Check out our 2023 Community Impact Report.


We know that qualified talent and a healthy talent pipeline are the keys to success.

Discover Manufacturing is a regional network of hundreds of manufacturers who are committed to addressing the short- and long-term talent needs of West Michigan’s manufacturing industry.

Together with partners in education and training, workforce development and economic development, we are:

  • training our current workforce

  • promoting the industry to our future workforce; and

  • communicating opportunities and best practices.

Career Exploration Events

Organizing a career exploration event for local students? Let us help you recruit employers for the event to build interest and awareness about various industry jobs.


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Discover Manufactuing  |  215 Straight Ave NW  |  Grand Rapids, MI 49504


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