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Making California

We help manufacturers compete in California with sensible laws and regulations since 1918. You can trust our decades of experience to fight for manufacturers' interest so you can focus on making goods that MAKE California. Let us be your voice and keep you informed.

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A weekly publication detailing legislative and regulatory developments that affects manufacturers in CA.


Covering the state of California's innovative manufacturing sector and passionate workers'.


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MFG workers represented
in lower taxes on
equipment purchases
in tax incentives for
per year in statewide
career technical education funding

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A CMTA Marketplace To Get Californians Back to Work

A partnership between the CMTA, Autodesk, and the State of California has created the "Safely Making California” Marketplace to help fill a critical gap for all sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Our mobile text alerts will link you to a pre-formatted tweet you can use in our grassroots program.

Text “mfgchamp” to 916-571-9360

Find Funding to Train Your Employees

CMTA partners with the State of California Employment Training Panel (ETP) to help fund your internal training programs and help you get the skilled workers you need to compete.

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Current Training Funding Programs Available

Live Web-Based Online Training
In an effort to help keep employees and organizations healthy, productive and engaged during this unprecedented crisis, CMTA will be offering free, live video-based training to qualified companies under a State of CaliforniaTraining grant.

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CMTA and CA ETP COVID-19 Hiring Incentive
This Employment Training Panel Projgram offers employers that are hiring employees up to $2,000 in hiring reimbursement per person. Each newly hired or re-hired individual must make at least $17.50 per hour and must receive 4 hours of training.

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Overview of CMTA Direct Training Funds with ETP
Over the last eight years, CMTA has helped companies receive over $10 million in training reimbursement!

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The future is bright for small firms like mine who have the support of major trade associations like CMTA.

Pamela Kan, Bishop–Wisecarver

CMTA makes it easy for me to understand and manage what is happening on all issues that are important to my company. They do such a great job that I am able to focus my time and attention on the most impactful issues.

Melissa Ameluxen, Anheuser–Busch

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