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Summit to focus on restoring jobs


The revitalization of U.S. manufacturing and its impact on bringing jobs back to the United States will be the focus of the Sacramento Manufacturing Summit, “Making the Case for ‘Made in America,’ ” from 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. 

This event is presented by The Corporation for Manufacturing Excellence (Manex,, Sacramento State, MetroPulse/Sacramento Metro Chamber, the City of Sacramento’s Economic Development Department and Sacramento Works.

“Rejuvenating the nation’s manufacturing sector can significantly affect job creation,” says Hank Holzapfel, president of Manex. “Manufacturing has a multiplier effect that creates jobs throughout the supply chain. For every manufacturing job created, seven additional jobs are created in other sectors.”

That message will be discussed in depth by the summit’s keynote speaker, Harry Moser, founder of the nonprofit Reshoring Initiative, which focuses on persuading manufacturers to return to the United States. 

Sacramento native Mark Otero also will speak. The Sacramento State Computer Science graduate is a serial entrepreneur and a social game expert. He built the multimillion-dollar social game company KlickNation, with offices in midtown Sacramento and San Francisco. He is a Google “go-to person” for social game development and was invited to speak at the Google I/O conference and in China at the Google Hackathon.

The summit’s topic is part of the national agenda and of key importance to Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Sacramento. 

“Manufacturing supports millions of middle-class families, drives innovation and productivity across our economy, and is crucial to America’s international competitiveness,” she says.  “That is why I helped introduce the Make It in America Initiative in Congress, and am supportive of the efforts by Sacramento State, Manex and their other partners to put this issue in the spotlight.”

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For media assistance, contact Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office, (916) 278-6516.

– Alan Miller