How Cities Can Grow the Maker Movement: Report

The maker movement is the platform for today’s artisans to create, craft, develop and prototype new and interesting ideas and products. This new, hyperlocal manufacturing environment holds potential not only for individual hobbyists but also for community-wide advances in local entrepreneurship and job creation.

City leaders are excited by, and are supporting, the entrepreneurship, increased economic activity, and improved services brought about by small scale manufacturing. How Cities Can Grow the Maker Movement explores the emergence of the maker movement within a selection of major U.S. cities and will spark conversation and action among city leaders on how to incorporate strategies that support makers in their own communities.

The Maker Movement timeline infographic
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Maker Movement City Profiles

Albuquerque, NM
Austin, TX
Boulder, CO
Burlington, VT
Chattanooga, TN
Eugene, OR
Louisville, KY
Madison, WI
Philadelphia, PA
San Francisco, CA

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How Cities Can Grow the Maker Movement