Urban Manufacturing Alliance

The Urban Manufacturing Alliance (UMA) is a national network of small business advocates, manufacturing associations, city governments, and urban industrial experts from over 30 cities working to strengthen America’s manufacturing sector. Founded by  SFMade and the Pratt Center in New York, it provides a platform for cities to exchange ideas about place-based marketing, targeted workforce development, supportive land use policies, etc. The UMA is also building a networking infrastructure to foster the sharing of best practices among cities and amplify their voices in national policy discussions.


After decades of decline, the U.S. manufacturing sector is now growing once again due to the unique cultural, spatial and economic assets urban areas offer. The Urban Manufacturing Alliance works to support and grow this trend. For more information, contact Kate Sofis, SFMade Executive Director, at kate@sfmade.org or go to website: http://urbanmfg.org


You can read: The Possibility of Urban Manufacturing by Kate Sofis of SFMade at: