Strategic Inland Empire Business Alliance Announced
Inland Empire Economic Partnership and Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire Announce Strategic Alliance
(Goal is to Strengthen Workforce Preparation of Key Economic Sector)
The Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP) and the Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire (MCIE) have announced that they are creating a strategic alliance in order to strengthen leadership and the workforce for the manufacturing sector in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.
The Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire was founded in 2005 by manufacturers, colleges and the Workforce Investment Boards to help develop the skills of incumbent workers to help maintain and develop a competitive edge in their respective industries. With about 50 members, the MCIE has trained thousands of employees, hired hundreds of trainees and orchestrated two very successful Manufacturing Summits in Ontario. The last summit in 2013 drew in over 500 participants and 40 vendors. The 3rd Manufacturers Summit is schedule for Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Ontario Convention Center.
Under the agreement, the Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire will become a strategic partner of IEEP and IEEP will provide fiscal and logistical support to the Council.
The Inland Empire Economic Partnership is also home to the Inland Empire Business Council, Public Partners, Education Council, Economic Center, Latino Leadership and Public Policy Institute, Logistics Council and maintains a strategic partnership with the Community Foundation Serving Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.