Manufacturers, educators, business and community leaders interested in the health and vitality of the manufacturing sector.


Join the EDC's Manufacturers Association of Florida’s Space Coast (MASC) as we kick off Manufacturing Month 2019 at the 4th Annual State of Manufacturing event on Wednesday, September 11 at 4:00 PM at Craig Technologies Aerospace Solutions, located in Cape Canaveral. This event celebrates modern manufacturing with a focus on inspiring the next generation of manufacturers and connecting to the community at large.
We will be recognizing the MASC 2019 Manufacturing Champion Award honorees -  Florida Legislators: Senator Debbie Mayfield, Representative Rene "Coach P" Plasencia, and Representative Randy Fine.

The State of Manufacturing keynote presentation will be delivered by Dr. Jerry Parrish, Chief Economist, Florida Chamber Foundation and MASC 2019 Manufacturing Month video starring Space Coast Manufacturers will be debuted. Check out the 2018 video HERE and the 2017 video HERE.
The event will conclude with a Manufacturing Month Kick-Off Reception and Brewery Tours at Florida Beer Company - 200 Imperial Blvd. - directly across the street from Craig Technologies Aerospace Solutions.

About Dr. Jerry Parrish - Florida Chamber Foundation

Dr. Jerry D. Parrish is the Chief Economist and the Director of Research for the Florida Chamber Foundation.  In that role, he is responsible for conducting in-depth analyses on the Florida economy and on solutions to help secure Florida’s future.

Dr. Parrish previously was the Chief Economist and Director of the Center for Competitive Florida at Florida TaxWatch. Prior to that position, he served as the Associate Director of the Center for Economic Forecasting & Analysis (CEFA) at Florida State University, and has many years of experience in the private sector in management roles at international manufacturing companies.  Dr. Parrish is currently an Adjunct Instructor in the Masters in Applied Economics Program at Florida State University.  

He earned a B.S. in Agricultural Business and Economics from Auburn University, an M.B.A. from Bellarmine University, an M.S. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Auburn University. He regularly publishes research reports and articles on the Florida economy and Florida’s competitiveness.



Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Check - In / Registration: 3:30 PM

Program and Reception: 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM




Craig Technologies Aerospace Solutions

175 Imperial Boulevard

Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

Click link to view designated event parking lots

Tours and Reception:

Florida Beer Company

200 Imperial Boulevard

Cape Canaveral, FL 32920


MASC Member Rate: $10

Non MASC-Member Rate: $25



Business casual

Registration Deadline:

Online Registration has CLOSED.  Walk-in registrations will be accepted, however non-U.S. citizens without a Greencard will not be permitted.  

Craig Technologies Aerospace Solutions requires ALL registrants to provide citizenship

asking are you a U.S. Citizen Y or N and Greencard holder Y or N upon arrival


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