Friday, February 3, 2012

Manufacturing a foundation for the future

North Central Idaho leaders will be gathering at the Red Lion Hotel in Lewiston on Thursday, Feb. 16 to discuss regional activities that support manufacturing. Clearwater Economic Development Association (CEDA) and Northwest Intermountain Manufacturers Association (NIMA) are holding their fourth joint meeting of members. 

Starting at there will be an interactive session with young adults in the local workforce and a panel of business, civic, and elected leaders. They will discuss the strengths and challenges of living, working, and volunteering in the region. At , CEDA will host an orientation for anyone interested in the mission, vision, goals, and activities of their organization.

Concurrent NIMA and CEDA business meetings will follow at 5 p.m. Beginning at 6 p.m., with the theme of “Manufacturing a Foundation for the Future,” CEDA Chairman and LCSC Dean of Professional Technical Programs Rob Lohrmeyer and NIMA President and Seaport Machine General Manager Kim Geist Jr. will co-host the dinner and program.

Presenters will share progress on key projects being developed in the region. This includes the City of Potlatch River Ridge Redevelopment Plan presenting the master plan and marketing strategy; the Lewis-Clark State College National Science Foundation Project which uses a solid modeling software tool for supporting the instruction of math, technology, engineering, and math concepts in six area high schools; and the American Manufacturer Network which supports a network of manufacturers’ efforts with Department of Defense contracting.

This public event is open to anyone with interest. For more information, contact Clearwater Economic Development Association at (208)746-0015.

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