The region is home to makers of some of the world's best known brands, a rich and diverse network of suppliers and component manufacturers, a tremendously productive workforce, and a robust variety of public and private support. Manufacturing is a central part of the city and regional economy, from small family-owned manufacturers to global institutions to entrepreneurs who have chosen Chicago as the place to start manufacturing companies.
As Chicago builds for another century of success, the time has come to reassert our place in the Made in America movement and global manufacturing leadership. From design to production, the Made in Chicago program is focused on promoting local manufacturers and their products.
Made in Chicago is a joint initiative of the City of Chicago and the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC), and powered by a shared platform developed by the Urban Manufacturing Alliance (UMA) and Britehub. Primary funding to support the launch of Made in Chicago has been proudly provided by Citi Community Development and local industrial retention partners.