& Buying Power

"I am a member of the Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers, a First Resource managed association, because of their leadership role in keeping the design guidelines for rubber manufacturers current and up to date. ARPM is the only non-tire rubber association that has a seat at the international table with ANSI and ISO.  Being a part of a larger corporation, it's important for Gates' voice to be heard on an international stage."

First Resource, Inc. conducts one of the manufacturing sector's fastest growing and most innovative events, as well as events for our client associations. We believe in the power of networking as a tool to make our members more profitable.

Economic Development  

Indianapolis - Chicago

"The Manufacturers Association for Plastics Producers (MAPP), a First Resource client, is quite simply an exciting organization that provides tremendous value to its plastics manufacturing Members. As a company owner, I am very careful about where I invest my time and resources and being involved with MAPP has paid big dividends. We are in search of world class organizations who want to become active in MAPP as these entities will extract the greatest value from what we offer!"

client tEstimonials

First Resource, Inc. facilitates economic development planning sessions for cities, counties, and other local government entities. We can help you strengthen your business base and retain employers and job creators.

Association management

Joel edwards

Board Member, Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers  

Tom DuffEy

Former Board President, Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors

First Resource, Inc. publishes innovative benchmarking studies designed to give businesses relevant, cutting-edge data. First Resource also manages Group Purchasing Organizations, reducing expenses for business owners.


& Events

First Resource, Inc. is dedicated to making businesses and entrepreneur's more efficient and profitable through innovative association management and network development practices.