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.
Frequently Asked Questions (Updated 3/4/2014)
As part of IMCP there are several online resources that are now available to communities regardless of whether they apply:
March 3, 2014 - EDA is extending the application period for communities seeking to be designated as manufacturing communities (Manufacturing Community or Manufacturing Communities) through the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP). Please refer to the Federal Register notice announcing the extension for more information.
Webinar Video (ZIP/WMV)
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- PowerPoint presentation (PDF)
- Introduction by EDA Deputy Assistant Secretary Matt Erskine (DOC)
- Questions Log (DOC)
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).
December 3, 2013 - The Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) has awarded a total of $3.75 million in Make it in America grants to 10 MEP centers in nine states. The 3-year grant awards are in addition to the recently announced $20.5 million in Make it in America funding from the Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration, the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration, and the Delta Regional Authority. The overall objective of the Make it in America Challenge is to make it more attractive for businesses to build, continue, or expand their operations in the United States.