TMA provides small and mid-sized manufacturers the political influence and government relations capabilities that only large corporations can afford. We also promote our members and the industry in the media; giving each a voice in the political and public arenas.
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS | TMA works on behalf of its members to establish and expand influence with politicians, government agencies, and decision-makers in order to persuade each to change or maintain policies that benefit small and mid-size manufacturing. More information HERE.
LOBBYING | TMA provides members the ability to effect public policy through robust issue advocacy and lobbying at the state, county and municipal level. TMA engages Shattuck & Associates to represent members in the Illinois General Assembly on issues impacting small and mid-size manufacturing. More information HERE.
POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE | TMA provides members a PAC through which they can multiply the impact of their political investments by collectively leveraging their donations with other members in order to increase and amplify their influence and enhance candidate/elected accountability. More information HERE.
SCORECARDS & POLICY REPORTS | TMA provides members annual Legislative Scorecards and regular public policy updates and briefings to educate lawmakers and the manufacturing community about industry-related legislation and candidate/legislator voting records. More information HERE.
PUBLIC & MEDIA RELATIONS | TMA advances members and the industry in sate legislatures and town halls, in high schools and colleges, to the media and at industry forums, and to opinion and thought leaders. We advocate through traditional and new media and robust public relations. More information HERE.
MEMBER & INDUSTRY PROMOTION | TMA enhances member's public image by promoting their brand to other members and the public through profiles, news bulletins, email, social media and advertising. Our media kit provides an array of options to share stories and inform potential clients about one's skills and capabilities. More information HERE.