AMCC Updates

This page reflects messages that go out by constant contact email about every week from AMCC’s Executive Director.  They are often filled with useful up to date information that can help manufacturing community stakeholders make individual and collective progress in their work.  If you want to receive these AMCC Update emails directly, please go to the home page and sign up.

January 21, 2023:

1. AMCC’s National Call this Monday! Please join us this Monday, January 23 at 11:30 ET for AMCC’s weekly national manufacturing community call when we will have a presentation and discussion with Brett Schwartz of the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO). If you need the regular Monday AMCC call invitation, please contact Melissa Larsen at mlarsen@uammi.org. If you can make a 10-15 minute presentation one future Monday to share an important effort relevant to this national group of regional and national stakeholders, please let us know!  
2. Bring an AMCC Roadshow to Your Region! Thanks to regional leaders who are talking with us about dates and details for AMCC’s next roadshow visits, yay! Here is a report on last week’s visit to Utah as an example of one way an AMCC visit can add value to strengthening your regional manufacturing ecosystem. If you haven’t done so already, please send me and David a note to discuss organizing one.  
3. Please Register for this January 31 Webinar on Supply Chains! Thanks to our BFF’s at CREC, specifically Senior Vice President Bob Isaacson, please register here for the State Economic Development Executives Network‘s conversation with Zack Valdez, Chief of Staff, U.S. Dept. of Energy Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains; Buckley Brinkman, CEO of the Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing & Productivity (the MEP Center for WI); and Nikhil Kalathil, PhD student in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University on creating sustainable and resilient supply chains. (you know it’s going to be lively and insightful with B2, one of our AMCC community leaders, and Zack and Nikhil, both solid AMCC BFFs! But if you can’t make it, a recording of the webinar and presentation slides will be available after the webinar. Thanks Bob!)  
4. EDA Helping AMCC Connect the Dots with other Federal Agencies Thanks to EDA leaders Nancy Gilbert and Tori Brown, we met today with Department of Labor leaders poised to join the ranks of AMCC BFFs, yay! More to come, but it was a delight to also have Andy Stettner at the meeting, one of AMCC’s founders, who now is a leader in the Department of Labor. (Way to go Andy!) As many remember, DOL was a strong IMCP partner so we are excited about their partnership across a range of activities.  
5. New NSF $20M Program Applications Due May 25 Thanks to AMCC Operations Director David Van Siclen for highlighting this, check out here NSF’s new program called Enabling Partnerships to Increase Innovation Capacity, or EPIIC. It’s aimed at encouraging minority-serving institutions, two-year institutions, primarily undergraduate institutions, and other emerging research institutions to participate in regional innovation ecosystems by providing training and networking support to help build more inclusive ecosystems. EPIIC will provide up to $400,000 over three years for two- and four-year IHEs including community colleges. Applications close May 25. 6. DOE’s $6.3B for Transformative Industrial Decarbonization Projects DOE’s $6.3 billion industrial decarbonization project informational webinar is on January 24, 2023, at 1 p.m. ET, it will be recorded.  
7. Selected Research and Developments Thanks to Andrew Reamer of the Industry Studies Association (ISA): Check out this Brookings snapshot of early activities emerging in a NY region as a result of the CHIPS Act. Co-authored by AMCC BFF Mark Muro, it can provide useful insights for other regions, especially as it relates to how incentives are targeted and the need for “high-capacity local and regional partnerships with businesses to establish new and expanded programs and more coherent and functional civic systems.” (nice work Mark et al!) Here too is an interesting article on why state and local relationships matter to national prosperity. (Don’t we know it!)

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