Strengthening Key Industries

Whether in research and development, or advanced manufacturing, success and prosperity of Massachusetts citizens stem from the growth of strong and competitive key industries and clusters.

Key Programs and Resources

Advanced Manufacturing Training Program

Administered by the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
The Advanced Manufacturing Training Program provides funding to qualifying consortiums to develop, coordinate, and maintain comprehensive manufacturing workforce development systems. Regional systems will provide workforce development services in advanced manufacturing, such as recruitment, job training, placement activities, and supportive services. The program focuses on providing training to unemployed and underemployed individuals, and underrepresented populations including: veterans, minorities, and women.

Mass Life Science Tax Incentive Program

Administered by Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
Tax incentives to companies engaged in life sciences research and development, commercialization and manufacturing in Massachusetts. 

Massachusetts Manufacturing Initiative (M2I2)

Administered by MassTech Collaborative
Supports advanced manufacturing projects and discovery centers, advancing innovations and job growth within the state through cross-collaboration among companies, universities, national labs, government, incubators and other academic and training institutions. These projects specifically support projects from the  Manufacturing USA program put forth by the federal government.

* Additional Programs and Resources

Community Compact Program

Administered by Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Offices
The Community Compact is a voluntary, mutual agreement entered into between the Administration and individual cities and towns. In a Community Compact, a community agrees to implement at least one best practice that they select from across a variety of areas, with several connecting to Economic Development. For example, creating a Cross-Sector Partnership to help carry out community-driven responses to community-defined issues and opportunities for economic development.

Mass Life Science Neuroscience Consortium

Administered by Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
Funds pre-clinical neuroscience research at Massachusetts academic and research institutions. 

Massachusetts Next Generation Initiative

Administered by Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
A five year, $1 million commitment to ensure greater gender parity in the net generation of life science entrepreneurs. Increasing the number of successful entrepreneurs is in the best interest of the entire life science industry.

Mass Life Science Ramp-Up Program

Administered by Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
Leverages federal resources by providing supplemental funding for companies that have been awarded Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I federal grants / Contracts to: support activities that cannot be covered by a federal grant, provide additional resources when federal funds are insufficient to complete an approved federal project, and expand the scope of the federal grant provided that the proposal is based on the same technology approved in the federal award. 






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