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Membership is intended for Managers, Directors, and Executives working in manufacturing


LAMA is growing its membership base and offering additional benefits to its members.

LAMA’s vision and values are:

  • Promote manufacturing’s economic importance to our region consisting of the counties of Crow Wing, Cass, Morrison, Todd, Wadena & Aitkin.
  • Promote the career opportunities in manufacturing within our region.
  • Provide a method of networking amongst the manufacturers within our region.
  • Provide a central point of contact for communication & collaboration with the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce, BLADEC, Bridges Workplace Connection, Enterprise Minnesota, MN DEED, and MPMA, Dream It. Do It. Minnesota and Central Lakes College as well as other supporting educational and civic organizations

Download our Mission Statement

If our values mirror yours, consider a joining (LAMA) Lakes Area Manufacturers Alliance. To learn more about LAMA, we invite you to download our complete mission, vision, values statement.

Manufacturing is at the heart of the U.S. economy.


To restore American leadership in manufacturing, public investment in industrial research and development must be robust and directed to create factory jobs in the United States and the Brainerd Lakes Area.

Market Driven

In Minnesota alone 18,317 jobs would be supported by infrastructure investment projects. Manufacturing jobs represent 10.38% of total Minnesota employment and 13.89% of gross state product.

Environmentally Aware

Making manufacturing processes more eco-friendly saves natural resources. Using renewable energy in manufacturing can offer tax breaks and incentives for businesses. Manufacturing companies can save the environment with the simplest initiatives.