About Manufacturing Reinvented
Manufacturing Reinvented is a $5 million grant program that supports local manufacturers in implementing projects to improve their business’ competitiveness as they continue to rebound and rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic. This program offers a highly customizable approach to address specific company needs related to accessing customers and new markets, operational improvements, leadership development and talent solutions. Cook County will reimburse companies for eligible expenses associated with the selected project upon completion and verification.
Launched in August 2022, the program was originally available to suburban manufacturers.
Effective January 24, 2024, it is available to all manufacturers in Cook County.
In creating the program, Cook County and the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) developed project categories and project examples based on survey responses from over 1,000 local manufacturers asked to identify their priorities and challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The full study can be found here.
Manufacturing plays a central role in our region’s economy. In fact, the Chicago region remains one of the largest metals manufacturing regions in the nation in terms of both employment and output.
Please visit the program website for more information: Cook County Illinois Manufacturing Reinvented Grant (ccmfg.org).