The Patrick Administration, working with business, academia, and the Legislature, created “Choosing to Compete in the 21st Century,” a strategic plan to create jobs and drive economic development in the state. Supporting manufacturing is an important part of the plan and the Patrick Administration is committed to building an industry that is competing globally through innovation. 

Manufacturing in Massachusetts
Manufacturing in Massachusetts

News & Updates

Programs & Resources

  • AMP it Up!

    AMP it Up! is a statewide promotional campaign educating students, parents, teachers and guidance counselors about manufacturing careers in the Commonwealth. Regional partnerships can apply for matching grants to expand the reach of their existing efforts to promote manufacturing careers. The AMP It Up! awards for 2014 totaled nearly $110,000. 

  • Advanced Manufacturing Regional Partnership Academy

    The Academy is a first-in-the-nation effort to strengthen the support for the immediate needs of manufacturers where it matters most – at the local level.  

    The Academy, building on our strong regional partnerships, is working with a team of experts from the University of Massachusetts to bring together regional partners to engage in quarterly Academy sessions in which best practices can be shared and practical challenges to meeting our manufacturers’ workforce needs can be addressed.  The Academy website managed by the University of Massachusetts can be found here.

  • Rapid Access Manufacturer's Portal

    The Rapid Access Manufacturer's Portal (RAMP) guides manufacturers to financial resources, business support, strategies and expertise in one convenient location.  Try it today: http://www.rampma.com/ 

  • Resources for Manufacturers

    The Massachusetts Legislature and Governor Deval L. Patrick have dedicated significant new resources to support the state’s Advanced Manufacturing Agenda.  In the FY2014 state budget, over $21 million in new state funds have been dedicated to supporting the needs of our state’s manufacturers. 

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