RIT and Monroe County Announce Manufacturing Workshop Series

Free seminars to help local businesses create jobs

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Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks and Nabil Nasr, director of the Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies at the Rochester Institute of Technology, today announced that Monroe County, in partnership with RIT, has launched a four-day workshop series designed to help the local manufacturing industry grow, develop and expand its business opportunities by contracting with the federal government.

The workshop series, “Manufacturers’ Guide to Doing Business with the Department of Defense,” hosted by the county-sponsored Rochester Procurement Technical Assistance Center, will teach local manufacturing companies how to procure government defense contracts. Business experts consider government contracting an excellent avenue for local manufacturing companies to increase revenue and diversify their customer base.

“Monroe County’s manufacturing industry provides thousands of jobs for our residents and is critical to the economic vitality of our local economy,” says Brooks. “Partnering with RIT to develop this valuable resource for local manufacturers is a great way to bolster economic opportunities for the manufacturing industry, particularly in this difficult economic climate. By participating in our free workshop series, local manufacturers will learn of new ways to earn significant federal government contracts, potentially creating thousands of jobs.”

The workshops will feature panel discussions with local experts in the industry and one-on-one counseling sessions. The series will be held March 17 and 24, and April 7 and 14. For more information and to register, visit www.rochesterptac.com.