Advanced Manufacturing

A global manufacturing leader with the assets, training, and technologies to bring innovations to life.

The future of manufacturing is here.

Accounting for 20% of the region’s gross domestic product (GDP), manufacturing is a driving force in Northeast Ohio’s economy. The region has all the assets you need to develop, produce, and deliver products and services. A talent pool of 2 million workers, a deep and diverse supply chain, and exceptional market access help make innovations more profitable.  

The 18-county Northeast Ohio Region is known for its powerful history of innovation and traditional manufacturing. The region has built on its strong manufacturing legacy to become a globally recognized center of advanced manufacturing – in sectors ranging from the Internet of Things (IoT) to biomedical devices – with complete life cycle capabilities. Northeast Ohio’s robust resources enable companies to develop, produce, and deliver products and services. The region is actively focused on the future of the industry through expanding industry 4.0 technologies and developing the talent to power them.  

Team NEO, Northeast Ohio’s economic development partner, is part of an engaged community of manufacturers, organizations, and institutions focused on the future of the industry. Team NEO helps bring manufacturing innovation to life with cluster groups that leverage our region’s unique assets and strengths. Focused on smart manufacturing and additive manufacturing, these clusters connect companies, and academic and research institutions, with opportunities to collaborate around new technologies that build on the region’s industrial, organizational and workforce strengths.

Make it better in the Northeast Ohio Region 

The Northeast Ohio Region’s manufacturing legacy is undeniable – and so is its future. We’re building on a strong foundation to advance industry 4.0 technologies. 


Manufacturers in the Northeast Ohio Region


#3 in the U.S.

Ohio is ranked #3 in the nation for manufacturing employment

$46 billion

Manufacturing is a $46 Billion industry in Northeast Ohio


Manufacturing workers in the Northeast Ohio Region

Success story: EY-Nottingham Spirk Innovation Hub 

Nottingham Spirk, in partnership with Ernst & Young (EY), recently opened a 60,000 square-foot EY-Nottingham Spirk Innovation Hub at their current facility in Cleveland’s University Circle Area, further enhancing the region’s industrial legacy and commitment to advanced manufacturing transformation.  

The EY-Nottingham Spirk Innovation Hub officially opened in Q4 2021. The facility will help business leaders and creators tap into product innovation and advanced technology opportunities offering hands-on physical and virtual experiences utilizing Industry 4.0, that includes digital transformation, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and additive manufacturing technologies. 
The project is supported through a JobsOhio R&D Grant and complements important work of the Cleveland Innovation Project to encourage digital transformation and technology adoption among mid-size and small manufacturing companies. 

A multidisciplinary approach featuring technology collaboration tools will feature live factory-of-the-future production and end-to-end supply chain interactive experiences around connected products and electric vehicles, as well as a studio for rapid prototyping and advanced machining. 

Top 10 Advanced Manufacturing Employers in Northeast Ohio

Eaton Corporation7,079
The Timken Company4,800
Lincoln Electric Company3,200
Arcelormittal Tubular2,886
Rockwell Automation1,400
BWX Technologies Inc.1,320
Swagelok Company900
Therm-O-Disc Incorporated900
Materion Corporation700
Parker-Hannifin Corporation500
Source: D&B Hoovers 

Top 10 Advanced Manufacturing Occupations in Northeast Ohio

OccupationEmployed in Industry
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators7,443
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic4,674
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers3,621
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic3,118
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers3,049
Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators2,714
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic2,544
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers2,480
Industrial Machinery Mechanics2,106
Mindy McLaughlin

Mindy McLaughlin

Managing Director, Global Business Development, Team NEO 

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