This page lists a starting point of useful resources that can help manufacturing communities and the local, regional, state and national leaders who are working to improve triple value outcomes. We invite your suggestions as to other resources that can add the most value to the bottom-up sustainable development efforts that AMCC works to advance.
Sample Regional Plans
The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) has compiled a useful set of regional plans developed under the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration guidance called CEDS plans.
CEDS stands for Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). Here is the link. Every American region should build some kind of regional sustainable development strategy, these samples can help inform those efforts.
Check out this November 2022 federal government’s Equitable Workforce Development Guide, it is intended for you and cross-sector “stakeholders, including those who are directly responsible for deploying Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding and those who are investing in and implementing workforce development strategies and programs.”
Here is a CDFI Locator to help manufacturers find capital for operational improvements.
We are building up this part of the website to include links to key sources of publicly available and regionally relevant data that regional leaders can use to inform more strategic interventions to create better and more predictable outcomes.
The following organizations have many useful items on their websites for manufacturing community partners to include access to reports and information about relevant news and events. This list will grow over time.
https://www.creconline.org/ – This is a non-profit organization that helps regions integrate all six of these important subject matter areas into interventions that accelerate sustainable development.
https://www.nado.org/ – This is a non-profit organization that helps public and private economic development organizations integrate all six of these important subject matter areas into interventions that accelerate sustainable development.
https://www.sidoamerica.org/ – This is a non-profit organization that helps public and private economic development organizations address the trade component of the six subject matter areas so interventions in trade accelerate sustainable development.