The maker movement is in full swing. It offers people the means, inspiration and community to make rather than buy goods. Due to the growing accessibility of tools including 3D printers, laser cutters and open source designs and hardware, all kinds of people are becoming makers.

But this is not just a network of hobbyists; the maker movement is poised to transform our economy by empowering everyday people and small business owners to design and manufacture their creations. The below infographic by The Grommet points out the movement’s transformative potential.


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Cat Johnson is a writer and content strategist focused on coworking, collaboration and community. She's the author of Coworking Out Loud, a guide to content marketing for coworking space operators. Publications include Yes!