Work for Manufacturing Works

Manufacturing Works seeks motivated workers.

Manufacturing Works is a nationally recognized, economic development organization. Manufacturing Works is a leading force in strengthening manufacturing and fueling economic growth, a foundation of healthy communities. We provide expertise and resources that assist manufacturers in understanding and adapting to fast changing trends in technology, workforce, and organizational leadership. Manufacturing Works is organized as a 501c-3 charitable, non-profit organization and celebrates its 30th year of serving its members and the greater Cleveland community in 2018.

Manufacturing Works is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities.


MidTown Cleveland, Inc. is seeking a motivated, goal-oriented and resourceful economic development professional to join their team. The Economic Development Associate will work with businesses from multiple sectors in the MidTown neighborhood and beyond in order to strengthen some of the top neighborhoods for economic growth in the city's urban core. This position will also provide opportunities to work on other special projects related to economic development in the MidTown neighborhood.

Primary duties include conducting company assessments to identify and resolve company service needs, analyzing company information to identify economic trends, managing expansion or retention opportunities, and using a variety of resources to stimulate business and neighborhood investment and foster job creation. Sectors will include the traditional manufacturing base, emerging maker industries, health-tech and high-tech businesses and other professional services. The position includes a role with the City of Cleveland Industrial Retention Initiative (CIRI).

The CIRI program is coordinated by Manufacturing Works. The CIRI program is funded by the City of Cleveland's Department of Economic Development with whom the associate will work closely on key projects. The CIRI Manager will be based in and report to MTC while being a part of and working with the Manufacturing Works team of CIRI managers.