About Us


The MADEBYME campaign was initially made possible by a grant from the state and is part of an effort to align education and career and workforce training efforts. The northeast Indiana initiative is specifically aimed at creating an awareness among middle and high school students about career opportunities in advanced manufacturing.

The MADEBYME campaign is being carried out by Northeast Indiana Works, the region’s workforce development board.

MADEBYME helps support the region’s Big Goal of increasing the percentage of northeast Indiana residents with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent.

A number of Local Economic Development Officials (LEDOs) and sector partnerships – including The Gateway Coalition in Allen County and the Noble County Manufacturing and Education Alliance – have assisted the MADEBYME campaign in disseminating information about manufacturing and skilled trades careers.

Counselor explains advanced manufacturing to student

Bluffton High School Guidance Counselor Kole Meyer (left) and a student discuss MADEBYME posters displayed on a wall outside the school’s cafeteria.


The Quick Facts

Did You Know...Manufacturing is the largest employment sector in northeast Indiana with more than 84,000 jobs.
Did You Know...Manufacturing earnings in northeast Indiana are roughly $18,000 more a year than the region’s overall average.
Did You Know...Including benefits, the average annual earnings in manufacturing is $68,310 in northeast Indiana.
Did You Know...One of every 4.6 jobs in northeast Indiana is in manufacturing. Statewide, Indiana employs a larger percentage of people in manufacturing than any other state.
Did You Know...Demand for manufacturing and skilled trades workers is expected to be strong through the next decade.
Did You Know...Including benefits, the average annual earnings in the construction trades is $54,848 in northeast Indiana.
Did You Know...In the skilled trades, plumbers, electricians, carpenters and sheet metal workers are among the top-employing occupations.