Attract, Recruit & Retain a Highly Skilled Workforce

Shipbuilding is a challenging business that requires a skilled workforce. Regional marine manufacturers work closely with the regional technical colleges / universities to develop and improve curricula, assuring workers can obtain the required training.

Promote the North Coast Region as a Center of Marine Manufacturing Excellence

The goal is to increase national and international visibility of the existing and growing capabilities of the North Coast shipbuilding and yacht / boat industries, as well as promoting our regional marine manufacturing suppliers.

Develop the Supply Chain Regionally & Beyond

Material costs comprise a large portion of overall shipbuilding costs. By leveraging joint buying power, we can reduce material costs. This includes sharing supply base knowledge and working to develop and attract additional marine manufacturing suppliers to the region.

Share Best Practices

Many processes comprise ship / yacht / boat building - design, engineering, production, testing, etc. Sharing best practices helps identify and fill knowledge gaps, allowing for better decision making. Efficiency and competence are boosted, reducing costs and time a business may spend conducting problem-solving.

Strengthen Industry-Government Relations

As with many industries, government relations are important for the success of the North Coast marine manufacturing industry. Raising awareness of local, state, and federal government decision makers helps emphasize the marine industry's importance and positive impact.


To learn more about the North Coast Marine Manufacturing Alliance or to become a member, contact:
Ann Franz | Executive Director | | Phone (920) 498 – 5587