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Berlin, VT (September 4, 2019) – The Vermont Chamber’s 2019 Manufacturing Summit on Thursday, September 26th will deliver numerous trade opportunities for businesses in New England and Canada, enhancing and helping to grow the number of manufacturing jobs in Vermont to 9.46% of the workforce.
The Manufacturing Summit is bringing buyers, suppliers and partners together for business opportunities at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction. Airbus, Bell Flight, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce and Sikorsky top the list of out-of-state companies representing the aerospace industry at the Manufacturing Summit. With over 600 pre-scheduled meetings, these companies will have the opportunity to engage and add Vermont and New England manufacturers to their supply chains, contributing to the economic growth of the state and region.
“Vermont is the supply chain hub for these companies to engage pre-qualified suppliers and partners, and optimize their supply chains for competitive advantage,” explains Chris Carrigan, Vice President of Business Development for the Vermont Chamber. “Vermont stands out as a leader in the industry because of the Manufacturing Summit’s ability to draw in 25 Canadian companies and 20 buyers from large, out-of-state manufactures.”
The Vermont Chamber will host delegations from Aéro Montréal, the Québec Government, Connecticut aerospace, as well as 25 Canadian companies in support of its work to build a U.S.-Canadian Aerospace Corridor, linking Vermont’s $2 billion aerospace and aviation cluster with a $28 billion Canadian aerospace industry for cross-border contacts and contracts. This is part of the vision of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Aéro Montréal signed in 2013 and to be enhanced by extending the corridor to Connecticut in a signing at the event.
In its sixth year, the Manufacturing Summit attracts attendees from the Northeast region and as far away as California, Virginia and Minnesota. Attendees network with industry peers, meet buyers and suppliers, connect with employers, attend industry workshops, see new product innovations and experience dynamic exhibits, such as an Advanced Manufacturing Lab by Vermont Technical College.
For more information visit www.ManufacturedInVT.com.
About the Vermont Chamber
The largest statewide, private, not-for-profit business organization, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce represents nearly every industry sector with a mission to create an economic climate conducive to business growth and the preservation of the Vermont quality of life.