The Patrick-Murray 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-Murray Administration is committed to building an industry that is competing globally through innovation.
Why Advanced Manufacturing in Massachusetts?
Advanced manufacturing is an essential part of the innovation economy of Massachusetts and the Commonwealth's manufacturers are investing in new technology, are focused on innovation, and are maintaining – and expanding – the industry. Advanced manufacturing jobs in Massachusetts average an annual salary of $75,000. On Sept. 13, the Administration announced new initiatives designed to encourage further expansion in manufacturing in Massachusetts:
AMP It Up!
“AMP it up!,” is a promotional campaign about manufacturing careers in the Commonwealth with a matching grant program. The AMP It Up! awards were announced December 17th and totaled nearly $100,000. For more information, visit Ampitupma.
Regional workshops will provide manufacturers information on technical assistance and with one-on-one access to lending agencies.
Workforce Training Funds
A commitment to increase use of the Workforce Training Fund for on-the-job training for new hires, and incumbent worker training.
Commitment to Manufacturing
The Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative will identify on-going needs of the manufacturing industry.
Staying Power II
These programs will help make sure that the Commonwealth is ready to support the findings from Barry Bluestone’s report that 65 percent of manufacturers expect to expansion in production in the next five years and 70 percent expect to add jobs.