NLC University: The Maker Movement – An Opportunity for Economic Development in Local Governments

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
November 15, 2017

“Made in the U.S.A.” has made a comeback, offering cities an opportunity to capitalize on the new era of American manufacturing – “The Maker Movement.” This seminar will examine how the Makers—a combination of today’s artisans, computer engineers, and small-scale manufactures—are a growing part of the local small business ecosystem. These micro-businesses design and develop products at home or in public workspaces to market and sell online. As the maker movement scales, these 21st-century artisans will need unique business development support. Learn how to unlock the growth of maker entrepreneurs to increase innovation and build a stronger local economy.

Credits: 2
Specialization Area: Community & Economic Development
Level: 101
Audience: Local Elected Officials
Cost: $150 by September 30


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