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.
News & Updates
Boston Globe: Siemens donates $660 million of software to help narrow skills gap
Boston Globe, April 15, 2014: Siemens announces a donation worth $660 million to Massachusetts technical schools and colleges to help train workers for careers in advanced manufacturing.
Fox Business News Video: Michael Tamasi, AMC Board Member and CEO of AccuRounds, Attends White House Roundtable
Avon, MA - February 3, 2014: Michael Tamasi, CEO of AccuRounds and MA AMC Board Member, was invited to the White House Friday, January 31 to take part in an event convened by President Obama to discuss strategies for helping our nation's nearly 4 million long-term unemployed get back into the labor market. See a clip from his interview on Fox Business News "After the Bell" here.
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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.
Five Point Action Agenda
The Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative (AMC) is working to execute a five-point agenda that reflects a year-long dialogue with the state’s business and academic leaders through Governor Patrick’s Advanced Manufacturing Initiative steering committee, originally convened in May 2010. The agenda reflects the steering committee’s thoughts on promoting manufacturing, workforce development, technical assistance and innovation, the cost of doing business, and access to capital.
- Promoting Manufacturing
- Workforce and Education
- Technical Assistance and Innovation
- Access to Capital Resources
- Cost of Doing Business