In late November 2015, the Equipment and Metal Manufacturing Association (EMMA) chose to refine their target initiatives and broaden their membership base. The result of this transition is The Upper Mississippi Manufacturing Alliance (TUMMA).
TUMMA is a voluntary organization of manufacturers, workforce development boards, chambers of commerce, academic institutions, economic development, and state organizations. It serves numerous counties near and along the Mississippi River in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Our vision is to have the Tri-state area recognized as a world leader in advanced manufacturing opportunities.
The four objectives of the alliance are improving the image of manufacturing careers; growing partnerships with K-16, media, and manufacturers; strengthening workforce development; and advance collaborative efforts that promote the health of manufacturing.
The Alliance is not organized for pecuniary profit and no part of its net earnings shall inure to the benefit of any member or individual.