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First 12 manufacturing communities through the investing in manufacturing communities partnership program announced
May 28, 2014
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced the first 12 communities that will be designated Manufacturing Communities as part of the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative. The communities will receive coordinated support for the development of long-term economic development strategies from 11 federal agencies with $1.3 billion available in federal economic development assistance, including the National Science Foundation.
U.S. Commerce Department
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