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Opportunity Stanislaus and California Manufacturers & Technology Association Announce Strategic Partnership

May 2, 2024

Opportunity Stanislaus (OS) and the California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) forge a dynamic partnership to strengthen the manufacturing sector in the Northern San Joaquin Valley and across California.

Sacramento, Calif.Recognizing the pivotal role of manufacturers for California’s economy, CMTA is highlighting its presence in the Central Valley, aiming to enhance support for manufacturers in Stanislaus County and beyond. In a collaborative effort, CMTA and OS will reciprocate membership within their respective organizations, fostering a stronger network.

With manufacturing contributing significantly to California’s economic landscape, accounting for 10.36% of the state’s total output and employing 7.57% of its workforce, this partnership comes at a crucial juncture. Total output from manufacturing stood at $324.43 billion in 2019.

“I am thrilled to join forces with a venerable organization like CMTA,” Dave White, CEO of Opportunity Stanislaus, said while expressing his enthusiasm about the collaboration. “Their steadfast commitment to the welfare of California manufacturers and their proactive approach to addressing industry needs through various programs make them an ideal partner.”

The two organizations will actively promote each other’s programs to their membership base and engage in joint initiatives aimed at addressing critical policy issues affecting California manufacturers. Additionally, they will unite forces to organize programming that celebrates the manufacturing industry while providing essential technical training and support to manufacturers.

“This collaboration represents a significant step forward in our mission to champion the interests of California manufacturers,” said Lance Hastings, CEO & President of CMTA. “Together with Opportunity Stanislaus, we are poised to make meaningful strides in advancing the manufacturing sector and driving economic growth.”

By leveraging their collective expertise and resources, Opportunity Stanislaus and the California Manufacturers & Technology Association are poised to amplify their impact and empower manufacturers across the region.


About CMTA

The California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) has advocated for pro-growth laws and regulations before the California legislature and administrative agencies since 1918. The total output from manufacturing in California is $300 billion per year, roughly 10 percent of the total economic output of the state. Manufacturers employ 1.3 million Californians paying wages more than $25,000 higher than other non-farm employers in the state. For more information, visit CMTA’s website.

About Opportunity Stanislaus

Opportunity Stanislaus is a non-profit economic development organization serving business needs in Stanislaus County and the Northern San Joaquin Valley. Opportunity Stanislaus provides many programs to the regional manufacturing community, including advanced manufacturing training through VOLT Institute. Many of the region’s manufacturers are investors in Opportunity Stanislaus due to the support they received through OS programs. Since 2016, OS has provided training and resources to more than 200 manufacturers. For more information, visit the Opportunity Stanislaus website.


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