- In 1920, the postal service declares that children cannot be sent via parcel post
- 1990 - Boeing 767 sets record for non-stop commercial flight - Seattle to Nairobi, Kenya
- 1895 - first auto race held from Paris-Bordeaux-Paris
- 1966 - Miranda Rights established
Antwaun Griffin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for ITA
Julie - thank International Trade Administration (ITA) for providing assistance under the trade and investment pillar.
Deputy Assistant Secretary was formerly with SBA and participated in the development of the IMCP .
Antwaun Griffin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for ITA: Commercial Service - offices in more than 100 cities. We help increase exports and investment. Working to better connect communities with the global economy. Identifying potential partners abroad. Overseas resources. Building linkages - business to business/government to government assistance. Assistance with international connections, foreign direct investment.
Data rich - ability to provide market information that can help the IMCP communities. Facilitate connections with research institutions and partners abroad.
Jean - Metro Memphis Alliance - bringing in partners around the state. ITA co-located with Memphis Chamber. Funding opportunities to expand capacity in the local areas. Leverage private funding?
Irene - working with Brookings on developing an FDI strategy. In-bound information?
Go to Select USA website for more information. Hosting ‘road shows’ in foreign markets
- Julie Wenah (EDA): Update on programming - is working on highlighting work that the individual communities are doing under the six pillars - considering putting together a webinar on the particular pillars. Revamping the website. Looking to issue a report on the IMCP by mid-September. Julie is hoping to get a success story
- Report language is in place
- Introduction of new EDA member - Marshaun - 2nd year law student
- Charlie Bartsch (EPA):
EPA is announcing the availability of funding to eligible entities who wish to develop an area-wide plan for brownfields assessment, cleanup, and subsequent reuse. This funding is for research and/or technical assistance activities directed to one or more brownfield site(s) located in a specific area (such as a neighborhood, downtown or business district, local commercial corridor, community waterfront or city blocks). Each project funded under this grant must result in an area-wide plan which includes specific plan implementation strategies for assessing, cleaning up, and reusing the brownfields site(s) as well as related brownfields and project area revitalization strategies. EPA anticipates awarding approximately 20 projects in total, funded at up to $200,000 each. The proposal submission deadline is August 10, 2016.
- FY2017 Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grant Guidelines
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Outreach Webinar: EPA will walk through the guidelines for competitive proposals with prospective applicants. There will be an opportunity for questions. Webinar will be held June 16, 2016 from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm EDT. Registration is not necessary; access the webinar here: http://epawebconferencing.acms.com/fy17bf_awp/ and call in 1-866-299-3188; code 202 566 0633#.
- Tips for submitting FY17 BF AWP Proposals through www.grants.gov (PDF) (2 pp, 121 K, About PDF)
- Getting Started Early - Preparing your FY17 BF AWP Grant Proposal in advance of the RFP
- Brian Parker (EDA):
- April Springfield-Blenco (DRA):
- Dileep Thatte NIST MEP:
- Other BFF’s on the call?
- Partnership Opportunities:
- Programming Conference Call:
- Legislative Update:
- Select USA in D.C, (June) - June 19-21, 2016 To register, please visit this link. Read and download the agenda here.
What do the IMCP communities need to do to have a significant presence in D.C. at this important event?
- 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
- June 9, 2016, the Advancing Southwest Alabama kicked off its efforts to become the first regional ACT Work Ready Community in the state today. It is one of several high-profile outcomes resulting from the Southwest Alabama manufacturing community designation.
A typical Work Ready Community is established on a county-by-county basis and requires two key measures: the work readiness of individuals, including graduating high school students, current workforce and the unemployed, as measured by the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC); and the number of companies recognizing NCRCs as a valid measure of work readiness in potential and current employees.
The Mobile Area Chamber is one of several partners collaborating on this and other workforce development initiatives. http://mobilechamber.com/incredible-recruitment-tool-for-the-region-to-launch-this-month/
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/
- June 14th, 2016 - Manufacturing in North America: Tijuana and the U.S.-Mexico Economic Relationship, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. - Tijuana, Mexico (more information)
- June 15, 2016 - 6th Annual Multi-Use Technology Symposium Startup Week “Defense & Cyber Security” Track - “Autonomous Research & Opportunities for Tech Transfer,” 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.- San Diego Central Library (more information)
- June 16, 2016 – Cybersecurity Q&A for Government Contractors: Hot Topics, Trends and Emerging Issues, 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Event information & registration)
- 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)
- June 30 - 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.
The South-Central Idaho region led by the Region IV Development Association in Twin Falls, ID Primary Contact: Carleen Herring firstname.lastname@example.org
- Transloading facility development meeting June 21st - The region’s railroads, OTR freight companies, and our manufacturing cluster partners are discussing the development of a trans-loading facility to serve as a pilot project for the region.
- Planning is also underway for the proposed EDA/Agency leadership visit to the wilds of Southern Idaho in September. In case you want to come out -- Things to do in Southern Idaho: and we have one for summer too.
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
- Working with the California League of Food Processors so host a summit alongside their expo in February 2017 on our AgPlus consortium and what the IMCP designation means for our region.
- Providing letters of support for regional partners applying for state and federal funding.
- Working on our 2nd quarterly newsletter