This week we welcomed Lake Ray, the President of the First Coast Manufacturing Association. Mr. Ray talked about economies and how they are built on three things. You have to either make it, mine it, or grow it. He touched on manufacturing and the supply chain and what the current situation looks like pertaining to the workforce coming out of Covid. He went in depth to the importance of energy and energy production and its link to manufacturing and production of goods. We learned a lot, especially on what types of items are made locally.