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.
Register your MAKER business, or nominate someone you know, and let us tell your story across the state and nation!
Maker Mornings is a quarterly event the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance launched in 2015 to bring local makers together to unlock their creative potential. The event is free of charge and includes light food and beverages. Stay tuned for our next Maker Mornings event!
Although Maker Mornings is always free, registration is encouraged. For more information about Maker Mornings, contact John Cotton Dean at 318-441-3424.