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Benefits

The value of SWI-MA membership is in the power associated with being part of a network of manufacturers, supply chain partners, business advisors, and strategic partners. SWI-MA provides the connections to establish business relationships among its members, sharing in a culture of learning, innovation, and growth.

Collaborating through sharing new opportunities, technologies, products, processes and strategic business partners can affect change in the region’s manufacturing climate. SWI-MA will act as a collective voice for manufacturers in the region to facilitate change, pooled buying power, introductions and promotion of manufacturing in our region to create a more profitable manufacturing environment.

Structure

SWI-MA’s Membership is a tiered structure offering memberships for Associate and Partner organizations, as well as manufacturing representatives. All applicants must embrace the core principles and be willing to collaborate and work with other members.

Manufacturers

Manufacturers are defined as “establishments engaged in the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products”. Any person employed by a manufacturing firm is eligible for membership.

Associates

Associate members are defined as providers of goods or services to manufacturers. These providers may be suppliers, financial or business advisors, banking and lending representatives, or professional services/consultants.

Partners

Partner members are employed by local or state governments, economic development entities or educational institutions.

Fees

Beginning in 2015, SWI-MA will be implementing a tiered membership structure. All applicants must embrace the core principles and be willing to collaborate and work with other members. Applications will be reviewed and approved by the SWI-MA Board of Directors.

*FTE = Full-time equivalent
Guest AttendeeFee for attending meetings as a non-member, first-time attendees are free! All other events are for Members only.$20 /meeting
IndividualContact SWI-MA for details.$100 /year
Manufacturer – Level I Company with 1-5 FTE Employees$100 /year
Manufacturer – Level IICompany with 6-20 FTE Employees $250 /year
Manufacturer – Level IIICompany with 21+ FTE Employees$500 /year
PartnerReciprocal Membership, In-Kind Donation, or Dues$500 /year
Associate – Level IMembership for up to 2 employees$1,000 /year
Associate – Level IIMembership for up to 5 employees$2,000 /year
Associate – Level IIIMembership for 6+ employees$3,500 /year
StudentsPost-secondary students are welcome to join SWI-MA, please provide proof of enrollment or recommendation from professor or SWI-MA member. Contact SWI-MA for additional details.

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