Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP)
The Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership is an Obama Administration initiative that will help accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing and create jobs in cities across the country.
December 5, 2013 – Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker addressed the White House Mayor’s Manufacturing Community Summit where she launched the next component of the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP).
Through the publication of a Federal Register notice, EDA is calling for applications for regions to compete to be designated as one of up to 12 “manufacturing communities.”
As part of IMCP there are several online resources available to communities that do not win or apply.
- The IMCP Census data tool is scheduled to go live in the near future. Being developed as part of the IMCP, the tool will gather the most relevant U.S. Census Bureau economic and demographic data and present it by county for six major areas, enabling assessments of regional business ecosystems. The tool will combine state and county data from multiple surveys and datasets into a single table for each assessment area.
- A “playbook” that identifies existing Federal planning grant and technical assistance resources and catalogues best practices in economic development. Following the playbook's three-step approach can help communities attract and expand manufacturing business and workforce opportunities
September 25, 2013 - Obama Administration Officials Announce $7M In Grants And Investments To Revitalize American Manufacturing
May 9, 2013 - Obama Administration seeks applicants for first phase of 'Investing in Manufacturing Communities' Partnership
April 17, 2013 - Deputy Secretary Blank Announces New Federal Partnership to Promote Manufacturing Investment in American Communities, Create Jobs
April 10, 2013 - U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Blank Announces Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request