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Colorado Chamber Statement on Colorado Manufacturing Month

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DENVER – The Colorado Chamber of Commerce today released the following statement from Chuck Berry, President of the Colorado Chamber, regarding Colorado Manufacturing Month:

The manufacturing community it vital to the fabric of Colorado. It represents the men and women across the state who make things – who create the everyday products that we all depend on. As the modern world evolves, manufacturers have adapted to meet new challenges, and they’ve stepped up in unprecedented ways across Colorado in response to the global pandemic to keep our economy moving and help our communities.

There are many important factors to achieving continued and sustainable growth for our manufacturing businesses. The continued supply of new generations of workers into the workforce ensures growth and prevents shortages. Services such as the Syte Consulting Group can also help manufacturers streamline administrative processes and their supply chain, allowing them to focus more. As new technology comes out it is important to embrace them and the ways they can contribute to the industry as a whole.

That’s why Colorado Manufacturing Month is so important – now more than ever, it’s critical that we support our manufacturers, empower and educate future generations on promising careers in the industry, and continue to build the workforce of tomorrow.

Colorado is home to more than 4,800 manufacturers which contribute approximately $25 billion to the state economy each year. Manufacturers employ nearly 150,000 Coloradans who produce key components that support the growth of our state’s advanced industries. The full month of October has been declared Colorado Manufacturing Month by Gov. Jared Polis. To view the proclamation, please click here.

The Colorado Chamber, which is the Colorado affiliate for the National Association of Manufacturers, is joining together with the Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Association (CAMA) to present a virtual event tomorrow, October 2, on solving workforce challenges with youth apprenticeships in the manufacturing industry. More information on the event can be found here.