Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership – Metals Manufacturing
In July 2015, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today awarded the Pittsburgh region a designation under the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership, making it one of 12 cities this year to receive unique federal support for long-term economic development growth in regional manufacturing.
“An IMCP designation is an important signal to potential investors that these communities are a good place to spend their money, and this is smart government at work,” Secretary Pritzker announced today. “By breaking down silos and encouraging communities to take a more thoughtful, comprehensive approach to their strategic plans, we are ensuring that precious federal dollars are used on the most high impact projects and in a way that maximizes return on investment.”
The Greater Pittsburgh Metals Manufacturing Community — a partnership of government, university, industry, workforce and economic development organizations — submitted its application for the competitive designation earlier this year. The lead organization was Catalyst Connection in Oakland.