The SFMA is part of the FloridaMakes Network, an alliance of Florida’s regional manufacturers associations with the sole mission of strengthening and advancing the state’s economy by improving the competitiveness, productivity, and technological performance of its manufacturing sector. 



The FloridaMakes network provides services designed to help manufacturing companies expand market opportunities, develop customized, innovative business strategies, adopt best practices, and assess opportunities for state-of-the-art technologies and training.


FloridaMakes solutions are designed to help your company address current challenges, create new opportunities for growth, and achieve measurable results. The FloridaMakes network is the official representative of the MEP National Network and NIST MEP in the state of Florida.


SFMA members now have access to FloridaMakes: a service designed to improve the competitive ability and profitability of the state’s manufacturers. FloridaMakes can help your business unlock growth opportunities and cost savings .

Get In touch to learn more

Learn more about how the FloridaMakes network can help your business unlock growth opportunities and cost savings by scheduling a customized business assessment today. Contact Jay Hess, your SFMA FloridaMakes Business Advisor at (954) 494-4895 (cell) and jay.hess@floridamakes.com

FloridaMakes Success

New Figures are in – Millions in Impact Reported by Manufacturers working with the South Florida Manufacturers Association (SFMA) and the FloridaMakes network. The South Florida Manufacturers Association – part of the FloridaMakes network – is excited to announce that manufacturers in South Florida have reported a combined total of $77.5 million in measurable impacts (total survey data through Q3, 2017). The results break down to include:

  • Increased or retained sales: $46 million
  • Total cost savings: $10.5 million
  • Total investments: $21 million (equipment, new products, skills and other)
  • Jobs created or retained: 676

The survey results represent data from 30 manufacturing companies. On average, over $2.6 million in total impact and over 22 jobs were created or retained per firm. The findings were reported directly by manufacturers through a third-party outside survey conducted on behalf of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP).