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Manufacturer's Association of North Texas

Manufacturer's Association of North TexasManufacturer's Association of North Texas
Deborreh Wallace or
Melva Edwards
1150 S Freeway, Suite 115
Fort Worth, TX 76104 (E-Mail)
817.272.5922 (Direct Line)


Our Proud History: Strategy 2000 Advanced Manufacturing Initiative

Strategy 2000, a program that began in the late 1990’s by then Fort Worth Mayor Kay Granger was a key element of the City of Fort Worth’s response to the negative economic impact of the defense downsizing in our community. Its mission was to create a healthy, diverse, less defense-dependent economy supported by business development, emerging technologies, international trade and a world-class work force.

What began as the Greater Fort Worth’s Manufacturers Association in 1997 has evolved into the Manufacturer’s Association of North Texas (MANT).

The Advanced Manufacturing Committee developed a long-term vision for a thriving manufacturing community in the Fort Worth and surrounding community areas and a strategic plan for the realization of North Texas as the global center for manufacturing excellence. Due to the growth of the logistics sector, in 2006, the Manufacturer’s Association was expanded to include this vital cluster.

A founding member of the Texas Alliance of Manufacturer’s Association (TAMA) established in 2004, MANT is a 501 (c) 6 non-profit organization under the IRS Federal Tax Code.

Our mission: “To enhance the global competitiveness of the Texas Manufacturing and Logistics community in North Texas.”

© Great Southwest Industrial District Association, 2016 - 501(c)(6) non-profit corporation