San Bernardino County is home to leading names in manufacturing such as United Furniture Industries, Safariland, California Steel, Vantage LED, among others. In our County, we have a number of resources that benefit manufacturing, such as:
The Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire (MCIE)
supports and provides education on manufacturing topics to manufacturers, employees, students, and the community. The Council provides a strong, unified voice when communicating with regional, state and national entities on issues impacting the region. Programming is designed to help manufacturers find solutions for issues including: employment and training, research, regulatory compliance, import and export, and funding.
Our County Workforce Development Department
helps to locate job candidates, fill job orders, and analyze job needs, at little or no cost to local industries.
The California Manufacturers & Technology Association
(formerly the California Manufacturers Association) works to improve and enhance a strong business climate for California's 30,000 manufacturing, processing and technology based companies. Since 1918, CMTA has worked with state government to develop balanced laws, effective regulations and sound public policies to stimulate economic growth and create new jobs while safeguarding the state's environmental resources. CMTA represents 400 businesses from the entire manufacturing community -- an economic sector that generates more than $230 billion every year and employs more than 1.2 million.
Through our Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE)
students test their entrepreneurial potential and connect with local business leaders. In addition, IECE works extensively with the business community to provide focused business counseling and training programs to help aspiring entrepreneurs achieve their goal of business ownership and existing entrepreneurs take their business to new levels of success.