Bipartisan Manufacturing Legislation Introduced in Congress Endorsed by NADO

Posted on: February 18th, 2016 by NADO Admin

Recently, a bipartisan group of Senate and House members introduced the Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act (http://www NULL.gillibrand NULL.senate NULL.gov/newsroom/press/release/bipartisan-group-of-senators-and-representatives-introduce-new-legislation-to-create-regional-manufacturing-hubs-invest-in-manufacturing-jobs) (S. 2526 and H.R. 4505).  This legislation would authorize the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (https://www NULL.eda NULL.gov/challenges/imcp/) program spearheaded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (https://www NULL.eda NULL.gov/index NULL.htm) (EDA), making permanent the program that competitively awards regions with the “Manufacturing Communities” designation and allows them preferred consideration when applying for federal economic development funding for manufacturing.  To compete for funding through the program and earn the designation, communities are required to create regional partnerships with key stakeholders and develop strategies to build upon the manufacturing sector in their region through investments in workforce training, research, infrastructure and site development, supply chain support, promotion of foreign direct investment, and capacity building.  NADO has endorsed this legislation.

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