Building a Community-Based Ecosystem for Manufacturing
Partner Event


The American Sustainable Business Network is excited to partner with Manufacturing Renaissance and ReImagine Appalachia for our February 9th webinar, “Building a Community-based Ecosystem for Manufacturing.” We are honored to work with these groups which have been leading this conversation in our nation for years. Join us as we learn from their experience and look to build our next steps together. 

There is increasing national attention on how to rebuild U.S. manufacturing – and there are resources available at the federal level for this work. The challenge is whether manufacturing revitalization will be done using old models of development that concentrate wealth or new ones that build local resilience. ReImagine Appalachia, Manufacturing Renaissance, and the American Sustainable Business Network are partnering to highlight new opportunities for revitalizing our economy through manufacturing. New manufacturing in the region can and should be rooted in the local community, include strong rights for workers and use ownership models that build local equity.  

In this event we will discuss regional principles for manufacturing in the region including strategic vision, identify its component parts and develop follow up actions to help build this work in Appalachia.