100 Ways of Making

Making! It’s a vital part of Central Louisiana.

Who are MAKERS?

MAKERS are people and companies that create things & ideas. MAKERS are: builders, artists, manufacturers, storytellers, chefs, fabricators, restaurateurs, suppliers, thinkers, and doers!

According to AdWeek, the maker movement is the umbrella term for independent inventors, designers and tinkerers. A convergence of computer hackers and traditional artisans, the niche is established enough to have its own magazine, Make, as well as hands-on Maker Fairs that are catnip for DIYers who used to toil in solitude. Makers tap into an American admiration for self-reliance and combine that with open-source learning, contemporary design and powerful personal technology like 3-D printers. The creations, born in cluttered local workshops and bedroom offices, stir the imaginations of consumers numbed by generic, mass-produced, made-in–China merchandise. CLEDA builds on this concept, adding that the manufacturers of today are MAKERS - innovating to stay competitive and creating value across the landscape.

Throughout 2017, CLEDA will be highlighting many of the exceptional MAKERS in central Louisiana. Nominate someone you know, register yourself, and let us tell your story across the state and nation. www.cleda.org/MAKE



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