U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Announced 12 New Manufacturing Communities Under the IMCP Program

July 10, 2015

by Connstep Team

On Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced 12 new communities that have received designations under the Obama Administration’s Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative. They are:

  1. The Greater Pittsburgh Metals Manufacturing Community, led by Catalyst Connection in Pittsburgh, PA
  2. The Alamo Manufacturing Partnership, led by the University of Texas at San Antonio in the San Antonio, TX metro area
  3. The Louisiana Chemical Corridor, led by Louisiana State University, stretching from New Orleans, LA to Baton Rouge, LA
  4. The Madison Regional Economic Partnership (MadREP) in the Madison, WI region
  5. The Made in the Mid-South Manufacturing Alliance, led by the Greater Memphis Chamber spanning nine counties in surrounding Memphis, TN
  6. The Greater Peoria Economic Development Council leading a five county region in central Illinois
  7. The Minnesota Medical Manufacturing Partnership, led by GREATER MSP in Minneapolis, MN
  8. The South Central Idaho region, led by the Region IV Development Association in Twin Falls, ID
  9. The Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative, led by the University of Utah in the Wasatch Front region
  10. The Pacific Northwest Partnership Region, led by Business Oregon in Oregon and Southwest Washington
  11. The Connecticut Advanced Manufacturing Communities Region, a four county area centered on Hartford, Connecticut, is led by the State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development
  12. The Central Valley AgPlus Food and Beverage Manufacturing Consortium led by California State University in Fresno and the Sacramento Community

“An IMCP designation is an important signal to potential investors that these communities are a good place to spend their money, and this is smart government at work,” said Secretary Pritzker. “By breaking down silos and encouraging communities to take a more thoughtful, comprehensive approach to their strategic plans, we are ensuring that precious federal dollars are used on the most high impact projects and in a way that maximizes return on investment.” To read the full story about the selection process and what support will be provided click here.

To find out more about The Connecticut Advanced Manufacturing Communities Region click here for the PDF handout.

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