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Montana Manufacturing Extension Center

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Montana State University's Montana Manufacturing Extension Center led Montana's manufacturing ecosystem, photonics cluster, and entrepreneurs to adopt agile strategy discipline, improve the state's collaborative advantage, and accelerate and increase prosperity for community.

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Montana Manufacturing Extension Center

  1. 1. Manufacturing Sector Growth, Photonics Cluster Growth, and Entrepreneur Success Initiatives Alistair Stewart
  2. 2. Manufacturing in Montana 2014 Snapshot ~22,000 ee’s (2014) ~3k Manufacturers (1291 report having ee’s) Average MT Mfg pay = 71% National Average (2014)
  3. 3. s.3 // ©2017 Strategic Doing Institute “The 21st century will depend as much on photonics as the 20th century depended on electronics.” Source: www.light2015.org IYL2015 is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health.
  4. 4. Montana Photonics Industry Alliance 2014 Snapshot A network of Montana optics and photonics companies, entrepreneurs, laboratories and universities.  30+ companies  550 employees  Forecast to grow in low teens %age
  5. 5. MT Entrepreneurs A mix of… Good, and Not so good…
  6. 6. s.6 // ©2017 Strategic Doing Institute Strategic Doing enables people to form action- oriented collaborations quickly, move them toward measurable outcomes, and make adjustments along the way.
  7. 7. s.7 // ©2017 Strategic Doing Institute MANUFACTURING OUTCOMES, 2016-2018  FIVE AGILE STRATEGY INITIATIVES  THREE REGIONAL MANUFACTURING PARTNERSHIPS  > 200 MANUFACTUIRNG PROFESSIONAL ACTIVELY PURSUING COLLABORATIVE ADVANTAGE AS A PATH TO BETTER COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
  8. 8. s.8 // ©2017 Strategic Doing Institute
  9. 9. s.9 // ©2017 Strategic Doing Institute MANUFACTURING OUR FUTURE 2018 -> WE MOVE IN THE DIRECTION OF OUR CONVERSATIONS… “Making Montana a State of Manufacturing ExcellenceTM”
  10. 10. s.10 // ©2017 Strategic Doing Institute
  11. 11. s.11 // ©2017 Strategic Doing Institute Montana Entrepreneur Outcomes Lessons Learned 6 “Interesting” Companies, 6 Entrepreneurs 6 Successful Mentors Regular & semi-professional Coaching
  12. 12. Thank you! alistair.stewart@montana.edu C: 406 606 0050

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