Urban Manufacturing Alliance
UMA is a coalition of 600 members across 200 cities who are sustaining and growing manufacturing in urban centers. Through conferences, original research, policy development, and our Communities of Practice, UMA is working to ensure that cities continue to be places where we make things.
Manufacturing matters, and it matters deeply to the health and vitality of cities. A strong urban manufacturing base supports innovation, sustains living-wage jobs which provide a crucial pathway to the middle class, promotes workforce inclusion, and increasingly advances environmental sustainability. We are building a capacity to grow maker-manufacturing ecosystems in cities and, above all, to give voice to urban manufacturing.