Local chambers of commerce are the backbone of Wisconsin’s free enterprise system. They are community leaders who understand the importance of every business in their neighborhood.

Here are resources the chamber leaders can use to help their communities promote October as Manufacturing Month: the importance of every business in their neighborhood.

Gather the information on manufacturers in your area who are interested in hosting a facility tour, and contact WMC, 608.258.3400, to have that event listed on the official Manufacturing Month website.

WCCE Manufacturing Month Toolkit

Download the following PDFs to help you promote Manufacturing Month.

Best Practices:

A Community’s Response

A Model Partnership

Capturing Hearts and Minds

Cardinal Manufacturing Video – School District of Eleva-Strum

Florida Chamber Manufacturing Postcards

Manufacturing Works and Gold Collar Careers

New Manufacturing

One Manufacturer’s View

Wisconsin: The Workforce of Choice

Workforce Development = Economic Development

Manufacturing Facts & Commandments

Did You Know?

10 Commandments for Career Success


Education for Employment – Implementation Guide

Facts About Modern Manufacturing

Pathways to Prosperity

Plant Tour Guide

Transforming Career and Technical Education

Top 10 Ways to Get Involved




Youth Apprenticeships

Steps to LOCAL Work-Based Learning Connections

Wisconsin Child Labor Law Guide

Wisconsin Work-Based Learning Programs