Canandaigua, NY- Congressman Tom Reed continued his support for creating jobs and enhancing our region’s rich heritage of manufacturing during his day long summit held at Finger Lakes Community College. The summit highlighted the optimism currently surrounding the industry. It also gave local manufacturers the opportunity to network and learn about resources that are available to help them grow and maintain their workforce. Additionally, the summit outlined public policy changes that would impact the business community.
“Manufacturing is vital to our region. This industry means good jobs for people right here at home. The summit gives local manufacturers an opportunity to learn about new resources and policy changes that impact their businesses as well as a chance to share best practices,” Reed stated.
The summit brought together national and regional manufacturing leaders and included three panels: high income employable training models, tax reform and opportunities for manufacturers, and federal policy and local business opportunities. To view the panels please visit our Facebook page.
“I would like to thank Congressman Reed for inviting me to speak at his annual manufacturing summit. I was great to discuss the importance of enhancing our economy and workforce as well as working beyond the confines of political affiliation in order to make our region a better place to work and live,” Robert Duffy, President of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce stated. Duffy participated in the federal policy and local business opportunities panel.
Additionally, the summit accommodated ten local business organizations that showcased their services. Following the nearly all-day event, attendants were invited to tour the GW Lisk, Inc. facility in Clifton Springs, NY.
This is the third annual manufacturing summit that Congressman Reed has hosted.