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October is Manufacturing Month

Manufacturing remains the backbone of the regional economy. Manufacturers in the Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany County service area of the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier produce $7.5 Billion USD in shipments annually. Manufactures pay out $837 Million USD in payroll. Large amounts of our manufacturing output is sold outside of our region, state and country, resulting in the movement of large amounts of new wealth into our area. Per the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), manufacturing has the highest multiplier effect of any major sector. The NAM estimates that for every dollar spent on manufacturing another $1.81 is added to the economy. The NAM estimates that for every manufacturing worker, there are another four employees hired elsewhere. Manufacturing workers on average earn approximately $82,023 annually while the average compensation in all nonfarm industries is $64,609.

Over the next month we take time to celebrate this critically important economic investments with a variety of activities that honor our rich history of making products, and highlight the technology of today that provides an important job base. The Manufacturers Association is working with Jamestown Community College to observe Manufacturing day, with a proclamation to be delivered on Friday, October 4 at the Manufacturing Technology Institute at JCC. In addition technology tours with school districts will be occurring in Cattaraugus County.

On October 17 MAST is sponsoring Manufacturing Marketing World, presented by protocol 80, Inc. at Chautauqua Suites. The mission of this event is to provide education to manufacturers that will help them reach more prospects and generate more sales. Through a day-long series of conferences and webinars, Manufacturing Marketing World will help companies to grow. To learn more or register, visit

October 18 is the perennially popular Tech Tours day, coordinated by the Manufacturers Association, Dream It Do It and JCC. Chautauqua County and Cattaraugus school districts will be sending students to tour local manufacturing companies throughout the day.

Additionally, the Technology and Manufacturing Expo will be held November 13 at the MTI facility in Jamestown, featuring manufacturing suppliers and vendors with a series of workshops. This event is coordinated by Allen Industrial Sales working with JCC, MAST, the SHIFT program, and Insyte Consulting.

For more information about any of these programs or events please contact Tim Piazza at

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