Market Study – Emerging Needs

Emerging Needs of Virginia’s Small & Medium-Sized Manufacturing, Technology, & Engineering Firms

Summary – GENEDGE conducted a primary research study of one hundred business owners and executive leaders from a representative sample of small to medium-sized manufacturers, industrial and engineering firms across the Commonwealth regarding anticipated needs and challenges in the next three years. A telephone survey was executed by an independent firm. The survey asked free-response questions such as the executive’s strategic intent for the business, crucial pain points, skills and capabilities lacking, and measuring business performance.

Recruiting and retaining employee talent was universally discussed, with a pronounced need for professionals including engineering staff, project managers, IT developers, sales, marketing, financial, and management staff in addition to operational roles such as machinists, technicians and maintenance. View the report.

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Contact: Aimee L. McCarthy
Regional Growth Manager & Program Manager for Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM)
Phone: (804) 323-2226 ext. 228; Mobile: (804) 840-7171