On October 19th from 11 am to 2 pm, Chippewa Valley professionals and noteworthy community figures had the opportunity to tour the Chippewa Valley Innovation Center (CVIC) in celebration of Manufacturing Month. The CVIC is an incubation center for entrepreneurs and startups who have an in-progress business plan and need a physical address to continue their business journey. The facility allows them to accept customers and form their business plan while they save to purchase their own business space.

“Showing people what the CVIC does is an important step towards giving startups, especially manufacturing startups, the reach that they need to succeed. The CCEDC will continue to support these efforts.” states Charlie Walker, CCEDC President and CEO.

Manufacturing Month focuses on the education and advocacy for young, aspiring manufacturing professionals. The Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) attended this open house in support of the CVIC. Manufacturing Month is incredibly important to the Chippewa Valley community because of the large presence of manufacturing companies in the area and of manufacturing education.