On Monday, March 12th from 10:00am – 2:30pm, labor, business and community leaders from across Ohio will converge in Cleveland to chart a path toward a high-paying, high-quality, and highly-competitive manufacturing sector in the state. The one-day summit, featuring a keynote address by U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), will focus on viable strategies to restore manufacturing as an avenue to the middle class for Ohioians — particularly young people, the un- and underemployed, and communities of color. Speakers and attendees will discuss efforts already underway, as well as ideas yet to be implemented, to ensure that manufacturing in Ohio once again provides quality careers, fuels shared prosperity, and powers the state’s economy.

The summit is the third event in the High Wage America project of The Century Foundation’s Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative, which launched last June in Washington, D.C. and continued to Pittsburgh in the fall.

Co-sponsored by Policy Matters Ohio, AFL-CIO, Heartland Capital Strategies, and PNC Bank. The event will coincide with the publication of new research on the state of manufacturing jobs in Ohio.