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Growing Manufacturing Communities and the Defense Industrial Base

  • B208 Longworth House Office Building (map)

Join the House Manufacturing Caucus on Thursday, May 9, for a briefing featuring local leaders and national experts on the Defense Manufacturing Communities Support Program.  The Program is an outcome of the 2019  National Defense Authorization Act and the  HR 2264 Make It In America Manufacturing Communities Act.

Register at bit.ly/ManufacturingCommunities

How can we best rebuild American manufacturing? One place to start is the Defense Manufacturing Communities Support Program, a dynamic new model aimed at mobilizing communities to address the urgent manufacturing needs key to our national security. The program builds on a successful Commerce Department pilot program that organized 24 communities to implement coordinated plans to bolster their local manufacturing economies. These new designated manufacturing communities are poised to modernize the defense industrial base—improving its readiness, its supply chains, and its skilled workforce.  The briefing will explore how this model has spurred lasting public-private and collaboration in manufacturing communities, and is set to expand into new communities and serve as a cornerstone for federal manufacturing policy. 

SPEAKERS

Andrew Stettner
Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation

Matt Bogoshian
Executive Director, The American Manufacturing Communities Collaborative (AMCC)