June 20, 2016 - Check-in
- Julie Wenah (EDA): Will not be in the call today, but provided the update below by email. Julie will return to her office on June 29, 2016.
- Marshaun Williams, Intern at EDA; now called a BFF.
2. IMCP Summit - We will begin to ask folks to feel free to serve on the committee for this year's Summit. If you are interested, please send Marshaun an email. We will meet next week via phone. MWilliams1@eda.gov - I have already received an email from Irene - thanks Irene!
3. Programming - We are aiming to host a Webinar in July covering one of the IMCP Pillars. If your community is interested in taking lead on highlighting a particular area, please let Marshaun and I know. Dr. Saygin, we would love to hear more on Cybersecurity as it relates to manufacturing. This will be a novel topic for discussion. Marshaun: The programming will be circuluated throughout the entire federal government. Would like to begin workign on this in early August 2016.
4. IMCP Manufacturing Tour Photos - If we have travelled to your community this year or last, please send over any photos you have to Marshaun at MWilliams1@eda.gov . We are revamping the website and need your help in doing this. Further, we will be including cross-links on our page to connect to your individual IMCP communities, so it would be great to send Marshaun both photos and links for your IMCP community. Sarah, it would also be great to link the IMCP Manufacturing Blog - this can be the overarching link and then have links for the communities below.
5. IMCP Report - We are looking to build a 2 year report on the IMCP communities. We will be asking for data, anecdotal stories, as well as a one-pager for your community. Please keep this in mind, we will send a template out late next week with the thought to received your one-pagers by late July. Sara Lee - wants a copy as well. Charlie: When template goes around, need good examples. Sara Lee: This will be more than a report. This is an opportunity to make the IMCP shine.
6. Updated IMCP community contacts: Marshaun will be reaching out to your communities to get the most up to date information regarding your IMCP Community points of contact - many of you have experienced changes in the last several months. Please be responsive in sending over the names and emails for your community POCs.
7. From now on, please ensure you loop Marshaun in your correspondences to me so that we can ensure we are on top of getting you what you need.
- Charlie Bartsch (EPA):
Area-wide Planning grants are $200,000 - allow communities to focus on areas to attract new investment: Industrial legacy sites. Can be used for: environmental issues, market studies, manufacturing activities communities are wanting to pursue.
Q1: What agency? EPA. Can work nicely with the other agency efforts.
Q2: Can an organization apply for a second or complimentary. Find another partner in the area to apply as there must be some potential to manufacturing.
- Dileep Thatte NIST MEP:
- Brian Parker (EDA): No new updates.
Q: Can IMCPs provide more than one letter of endorsement? Yes
- Other BFF’s on the call?
- Partnership Opportunities: Programs that can go national for IMCP can be incredibly powerful. Two groups are applying for Robotics. The question is - how can we support each other? Letters of support by adding your signature that went out last week. Will have two different letters: add a signature to indicate an IMCP does want an Robotics. SLee will send the information out one more time. Please respond.
- Southwest Alabama IMCP - National Science Foundation INCLUDES proposal due on June 24, 2016. Regions are encouraged to submit a letter of support to Kathy Thompson at email@example.com by Wednesday, June 22.
- i6/RIS - Erin with Tennessee will submit an i6 and welcome a letter of support from other IMCPs.
- International Trade Administration (ITA) - there are opportunities for IMCPs to align with ITA.
- Sara will send out opportunities to support each other.
- Legislative Update: Dave or Petra. David talked with John Cardinal with some specific requests. The legislation is moving quickly to complete before the August 2016 congressional break.
- Select USA in D.C, (June) - June 19-21, 2016 To register, please visit this link. Read and download the agenda here.
- Private funding/Finance update: Charlie/Sarah -
- NNMI Coordination:
- Cluster Discussions:
- Questions/Comments from the Gallery:
Please note: we are no longer doing a round robin check in -- instead, we will focus on collaborative issues and projects. So -- we really truly need each region to take a moment or two to write a few sentences about what you are doing! (Please fill in what you can -- doesn’t have to be earth shattering!)
1st Round Designated Communities:
Southwest Alabama - Advancing Southwest Alabama
Primary Contact: Laura O’Connor at 251-431-8647 or firstname.lastname@example.org ; Kathy Thompson at email@example.com
- Rural Sourcing Inc. (RSI) located in Mobile, Alabama is a leading provider of U.S.-based IT outsourcing services, was selected by IDG's Computerworld as a 2016 Best Places to Work in IT. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.
Southern California - Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for Southern California
Primary Contact: Dion Jackson (213) 821-6145 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- New website available: http://ced.usc.edu/ampsocal/
- Today is the first day of classes for one of our three Managed Career Pipeline Pilot Programs. The program will be piloting partnerships between regional community colleges and workforce investment boards for workforce development and advancement.
- Had a booth at the June 15, 2016 - 6th Annual Multi-Use Technology Symposium Startup Week “Defense & Cyber Security” Track - “Autonomous Research & Opportunities for Tech Transfer,” in San Diego (more information)
- Will have a booth at the June 28, 2016 – Los Angeles County Manufacturing Career Pathways Summit, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m – Fletcher Enrichment Center (For more information & RSVP, contact Tracy DiFilippis at Tdifilippis@goodwillsocal.org)
- Hosting the June 30 - AMP SoCal Innovation Forum Series event, Technology Transfer for Small Business will showcase technology developed at 4-5 universities and one national lab. A few will offer an express license program which allows for rapid licensing. (more information)
- August 4 - Holding our 1st Bi-Annual AMP SoCal Conference at the California Science Center, home of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Our first panel of the day will cover trends in Defense procurement and the last panel will have procurement officers from OEMs and Tier One Suppliers. (more information)
South Kansas region led by Wichita State University
Primary Contact: Debra Franklin, email@example.com, (316) 978-5209
- South Kansas is preparing for the SBIR Road Tour on June 30. Register at www.wichita.edu/SBIRROADTOUR
- Wichita State University Shocker New Venture Competition concluded on Friday, April 29. http://www.kansas.com/news/business/article74811392.html
- Wichita State received a NSF I-Corps Site award. First cohort of 12 teams began customer validation training and has received development funds. http://www.wsuventures.org/funding-opportunities/icorps
- TechHire grant has been submitted.
- Region has submitted TIGER grant proposal.
- Regional representative attended the National SBIR Conference and the National Innovation Network conferences in May.
Greater Portland region in Maine led by the Greater Portland Council of Governments Primary Contact: Caroline Paras, GPCOG firstname.lastname@example.org
- What’s up? Portland is hosting Maine Start-Up and Create Week on June 20-26 at the Maine College of Art. Last year’s event featured 162 panelists and 4,100 participants. Once again this year, several workshops feature IMCP partners and our catalyst projects. An evening event, the Maine Food Show, features tastes from the area’s newest food entrepreneurs: http://www.mainestartupandcreateweek.com/
- Fork Food Lab, one of our catalyst projects, is in the middle of a monthlong Kickstarter campaign to raise $30,000 for the Tasting Room. For $10,000, you can have the entire tasting room named after your business or organization. In just one week, they have already surpassed the halfway point. Last week, they won two awards for economic development: a ReCOGnition Award from the Greater Portland Council of Governments and the other, an Entreverge award from the Portland Chamber of Commerce. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/48135351/tasting-room-at-fork-food-lab-learn-cook-and-eat
- This week, we are hosting a retirement party for Neal Allen, Executive Director at the Greater Portland Council of Governments, the lead IMCP partner. The event will be hosted at one of GPCOG’s Brownfields sites - Thompson’s Point, a railyard turned event center, featuring craft beer, wine and food from Maine’s food truck community.
Primary Contact: David Palmer, Workforce Intelligence Network, 734-478-0736, email@example.com
- What’s Up?
- Preliminary job demand data for LIFT occupations for TN, Cincinnati, and Detroit region are being analyzed
- Interested in any intelligence on TechHire announcements due this month
The Made in the Mid-South Manufacturing Alliance led by the Greater Memphis Chamber spanning nine counties in surrounding Memphis, TN
Primary Contact: Jean Reid firstname.lastname@example.org
- Awarded DOL Strengthening Working Families Grant $4M
The Central Valley AgPlus Food and Beverage Manufacturing Consortium led by California State University in Fresno and the Sacramento Community
Primary Contact: Karmjot Grewal email email@example.com
- We are working on providing letters of support for various partners throughout our region.
- Working with the CLFP to host an AgPlus summit in conjuction with their expo in Feb 2017. Initial planning has started.