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Southeastern Michigan selected as one of the 12 manufacturing communities by the U.S. Department of Commerce to help reignite and expand manufacturing.

Posted: 6/2/2014 - 07:24 AM

The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced its first 12 “manufacturing communities” to help reignite and expand manufacturing in the U.S., with community colleges serving in key roles in those public-private partnerships. Through the department's Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative, the selected area partnerships will have access to a total of $1.3 billion in federal economic development assistance, as well as support from 11 federal agencies.

One of the selected manufacturing communities was Southeastern Michigan, with a focus on automotive technology (particularly vehicles that communicate with each other and with the open road to carry their passengers more safely and efficiently). In addition to the Workforce Investment Network (WIN) and other partners, lead community colleges include Macomb Community College, Mott Community College, and Washtenaw Community College.

For more on the Michigan partnership, please click here.  

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