Advanced Manufacturing

Become a Leading Hub

Objectives

  • Accelerate industry growth
  • Improve business processes
  • Help legacy manufacturers adopt advanced technologies
  • Expand workforce training programs
  • Improve access to funding

Key Initiatives

Digital Manufacturing & Design Innovation Institute (DMDII)

A consortium of industry, public sector, and academia partners applied for and won a ~$70M($250M matched) federal grant to build the country’s center for digital manufacturing on Goose Island in Chicago

1,000 Jobs Campaign

Building the manufacturing workforce of tomorrow, the 1,000 Jobs Campaign aims to raise awareness of advanced manufacturing technologies and increase the number of job candidates by driving initiatives to connect job seekers with jobs and training programs