At the Cusp of U.S.-Led Regional Innovation: Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership

Post by Jay Williams  IMCP Communities after the White House Executive Session and Best Practices Session with Industry Leaders   Since taking office, protecting and growing our country’s critical manufacturing sector has been a key focus of the Obama administration. Early on, there was doubt if the U.S. manufacturing sector would …

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LSU Industrial Innovation Center, Baton Rouge’s Research Park Corp receive economic development grants

BY TED GRIGGS | TGRIGGS@THEADVOCATE.COM Nearly $1 million in federal grants have been awarded to the LSU Industrial Innovation Center, Baton Rouge’s Research Park Corp. and New Orleans’ Propeller Social Impact Equity Fund to support their efforts to boost entrepreneurship and business development. “Innovation and entrepreneurship is crucial. It’s crucial …

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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $15 Million in Entrepreneurs Across the Nation to Move Ideas to Market, Promote American Innovation

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced 35 organizations — including nonprofits, institutions of higher education, and entrepreneurship-focused organizations — from 19 states will receive nearly $15 million to create and expand cluster-focused, proof-of-concept and commercialization programs, and early-stage seed capital funds through the Economic …

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USDOT Requests Applications for $850 Million in FASTLANE Transportation Infrastructure Grants

USDOT Requests Applications for $850 Million in FASTLANE Transportation Infrastructure Grants Second Call for Submissions Follows High-Demand for Inaugural FASTLANE Grants WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau is now soliciting applications for up to $850 million in Fostering …

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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Redesignates 12 Manufacturing Communities

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Redesignates 12 Manufacturing Communities U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that 12 diverse communities will be redesignated as Manufacturing Communities as a part of the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative until 2018. The communities were all initially designated under the …

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National Manufacturing Week

BRAC, in partnership with GNO, Inc., is excited to announce a super-regional Louisiana Manufacturing Week effort focused on raising awareness of careers in the manufacturing sector. During this year’s National Manufacturing Week, October 3 – 7, BRAC and GNO, Inc. are asking local manufacturing companies to serve as virtual guest …

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Senior Obama Administration Official Announces $1 Million Investment to Support Workforce Training

  Senior Obama Administration Official Announces $1 Million Investment to Support Workforce Training Contact: EDA Public Affairs Department, (202) 482-4085 July 7, 2016   RESERVE, La. – U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Jay Williams today announced a $1 million Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant to South Central …

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