Founded in 2014, the Advanced Manufacturing Council’s mission is to champion a globally competitive and self-sustaining manufacturing ecosystem in the Greater Gainesville Region by connecting our regional manufacturers with each other and developing and growing our regional manufacturing workforce and talent pipelines through collaboration with workforce, education, government and other strategic partners. Organized and guided by a group of industry leaders, this council has leveraged the momentum gained in its inaugural year as an impetus for high performance and visibility.
The Council also serves as the Regional Manufacturing Association for North Central Florida and has worked with both the Manufacturing Association of Florida and Florida Makes. As part of the Gainesville Chamber of Commerce, the Advanced Manufacturing Council supports the Chamber’s efforts in promoting local manufacturing companies through retention and expansion activities. In addition, the Council provides assistance in growing the industry as part of the Chamber’s economic development efforts.
Since its inception, the Council has established collaborative relationships with education institutions in the region by hosting Manufacturing Month programs to raise awareness of career options in manufacturing, The Council also launched their website, madeingnv.com, as a community resource for information about the region’s manufacturing industry and the opportunities it presents.
For more information about the Advanced Manufacturing Council’s members, how to join, our regional manufacturers and other resources, please visit MadeinGNV.com.
Founded in 2014, the mission of the Tech Council is to foster the growth of Greater Gainesville’s technology sector. In 2015, the four founding members created a Tech Council Board of technology executives to expand and enhance the mission of the council. As the voice of the Gainesville tech community, the Council has worked collaboratively with community partners to address common industry-specific issues.
The International Council connects companies and leaders with international business opportunities, advocacy, and training programs to help grow the region’s exports in the global marketplace.
For more information about the International Council and how you can get involved, please contact Staci Bertrand at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healthcare & Life Sciences Council
The Healthcare and Life Sciences Council represents regional business leaders in these rapidly going industry sectors.
For more information about the Healthcare & Life Sciences Council and how you can get involved, please contact Staci Bertrand at email@example.com.
Our Regional Partners
The Chamber works with regional partners to support regional cohesion and economic prosperity for Greater Gainesville through job growth and creation. The vision of this region as a global hub of talent, innovation and opportunity depends on ongoing collaboration with leaders in business and government throughout Alachua County.