A group of representatives from the Northwest Georgia Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) “Floor360 Consortium” recently attended the 2015 IMCP Summit in Washington, D.C. The Consortium members met with elected officials and partner agencies of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to discuss the growth of the advanced manufacturing sector in Northwest Georgia.
As part of the Oct. 20 visit to Washington D.C., the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) organized a meeting with other IMCP manufacturing communities in their service area, the Tennessee DRIVE community, and the Greater Pittsburgh Metals Manufacturing community.
Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2), which advises businesses on how to succeed and thrive, has been working with industry and community leaders through a federal EDA grant awarded in 2014 to support the IMPC initiative. The “Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership” awards were designed to accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing and create jobs.