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Mississippi Make It In AmericaMembers only Login
Dr. Jay Tice, Vice President at Innovate Mississippi and Director at InnovateMEP Mississippi discusses the InnovateMEP program purpose, priorities, and strength. The program helps to strengthen the supply chain, develop the workforce, and deploy...
Industrial Development FinancingMembers only Login
Gary Smith with Chester County Industrial Development Authority and Sam Macrina with Manufacturing Economic Development Financing Association explain the details of financing programs available for advancing industrial development.
USDA Rural Business & Cooperative ServicesMembers only Login
Dan Beasley discusses the United States Department of Agriculture, through the Office of Rural Development, programs to assist rural businesses. Beasley also discusses a few noteworthy programs that may be of assistance to reshored manufacturers.
Michigan STEP Program OverviewMembers only Login
Michigan Economic Development Corporation launched the State Trade Export Promotion program which provides direct reimbursements to qualified small and medium-sized export companies to develop or expand export activities.
Financial Support for ExportsMembers only Login
Michael Jackson with the Export-Import Bank of the United States discusses programs offered by Ex-Im Bank to facilitate increased export activity for a variety of industries including manufacturing. Jackson reviews specific programs and how they...
Energy & Reshoring of ManufacturingMembers only Login
Neal Elliot with American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy explores the role energy plays in our overall economy and specifically how critical it is to manufacturing. Elliot makes the case that energy efficiency is an important component of...
The Rise of the "Tech" in Manufacturing
Tom Davenport with Manpower produced this report where he explores the critical role of the the "tech," or manufacturing technical worker, and the shortage of techs in the workforce.
Facts About Manufacturing 9th EditionMembers only Login
The 9th edition of Facts About Manufacturing is published collaboratively between National Association of Manufacturers, Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, and The Manufacturing Institute. Together they share tremendous...
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