Connect and Grow with CONNEX™ Michigan

Are you a manufacturer looking to grow your business? Well, CONNEX™ Michigan may be the perfect solution.
CONNEX™ Michigan was launched in January to connect manufacturers together in one searchable database. As the most advanced supply chain and manufacturing networking database tool ever assembled, many Michigan companies are taking advantage of the platform’s benefits.
Supply chain has been a hot topic worldwide as industries are feeling the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has left. This tool is a great solution to enable manufacturers to access the state and national supply chain. But, keep in mind, CONNEX™ has multiple benefits for your company.
We all know networking is a great business tool for many reasons, including business growth opportunities. Using CONNEX™, manufacturers can tie into the nation’s premier online networking tool to find each other. This will help strengthen your supply chain, but it also can help you find new business.
Within CONNEX™ Michigan, companies can view and post RFPs, RFQs, surplus material, equipment lists, and any other type of business need they may have. Notifications can be sent to different network groups within the platform and companies can also opt in to receive notifications from other users who post. The word cloud above shows what active users are looking for right now to find ways to grow their company. 
Additionally, CONNEX™ can provide marketing opportunities. The platform is heavily promoted among manufacturers nationwide. So, just by creating a profile, you are benefitting by appearing in searches and showing other companies what your capabilities are. Plus, if you take advantage of the free membership to the national database, Manufacturers Marketplace, you increase your marketing exposure even further.
Soon, this will be even easier. Building on the success and in keeping with continuous improvement, on March 30, 2022, we will go live with a new CONNEX™ Michigan and National Marketplace integrated platform. This means that with one login, users will be able to access local and national suppliers, see and respond to national needs as well as Michigan requests, and have additional tools and navigation at their fingertips with ease.
CONNEX™ Michigan is free of charge for all Michigan manufacturers. Those who join before April 30, 2022, also will gain free lifetime access to the Manufacturers Marketplace. Request an account by visiting, select “Request an Account” and complete the form. You will receive a response within two business days. For more questions, email
MEET OUR EXPERT: Rebekah McCarter, Lead Supplier Scout
McCarter_R-web.jpgHaving spent more than 20 years with the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, Rebekah views her fundamental responsibility as head cheerleader and advocate on behalf of Michigan’s manufacturing community. Officially, Rebekah is the Lead Supplier Scout for Michigan, part of a national program that effectively identifies domestic suppliers that meet the specifications of OEMs and other U.S. manufacturers, with a special focus on connecting Michigan companies with other Michigan companies. If you are looking to mitigate risk in your supply chain, transition to more local sourcing of raw materials or augment your minority suppliers, The Center can help.
Since 1991, the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center has assisted Michigan’s small and medium-sized businesses to successfully compete and grow. Through personalized services designed to meet the needs of clients, we develop more effective business leaders, drive product and process innovation, promote company-wide operational excellence and foster creative strategies for business growth and greater profitability. Find us at

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