Made in Montreal
Promotes & supports locally-made !
Founded in 2010, our objective is to strengthen Montreal’s manufacturing sector, and the local economy as a whole.
Our mission is to promote and support the local manufacturing community in Montreal to build an environment and culture of making, buying, and hiring locally – where manufacturing businesses can flourish.
Local manufacturers are an important part of Montreal’s rich creative fabric. They employ a significant number of people with well-paying jobs that help stabilize neighbourhoods and communities, and help define the world-famous identity of our city.
Our vision is of a more diverse and sustainable local economy. The retention and growth of the manufacturing sector is essential to building a vibrant, healthy, and economically resilient city. We want to see diverse job and entrepreneurship opportunities, a thriving community of local businesses, and locally circulating dollars right here in Montreal.
- Local business provide an opportunity for local residents to exercise their entrepreneurial spirit.
- Manufacturing jobs are a viable career and lifestyle path for people who yearn for activity in their workday.
- Manufacturing can provide a respectable means of stable, full-time employment for people at all social and educational levels.
- The manufacturing sector is an environment that embraces creativity, skill diversity, learning, and a direct connection between people and their work.
- Local Jobs – Manufacturers provide communities with diverse employment opportunities – a means of combating unemployment among people from all walks of life.
- Local Culture – Local products can embody the essence of a place.
- Mixed-Use Communities – Jobs in proximity to homes, services and transit makes urban living a more realistic and attractive option for many people.
- Recycled Materials – The manufacturing sector is the main user of recycled materials.
- Innovation – Manufacturers are natural engines of innovation in design, technology and product invention and improvement.
- Foreign Direct Investment – Montreal’s assets are put on display to the outside world by the products it turns out.
- Local Networks – Compared to other sectors, manufacturers are necessarily linked with a broader array of associated industries.
- Economic Resilience – Economies harbouring a diversity of industries are better equipped to endure economic shocks – a feature crucial in today’s unpredictable global economy
- Adaptive Re-use – Industrial buildings in the city are designed for manufacturing, and it makes sense to use them in this way.