About Floor360 & the IMCP Program
The Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) program is one of the US Department of Commerces main initiatives to support job creation and accelerate manufacturing growth to make communities more globally competitive by transforming their industrial ecosystems into globally-competitive manufacturing hubs. IMCP does this through the support of long-term community-based economic development strategies designed to attract and expand private investment in manufacturing and promote international trade and exports. The Northwest Georgia region was selected for one of 26 first-round Commerce awards made across the country in 2013. The award enabled the development of an Advanced Manufacturing Strategy initially focused on the regions established Floor Covering industry. In May 2014, the US Department of Commerce further designated the Northwest Georgia region as one of 12 Manufacturing Communities through the IMCP program. This two-year designation gives organizations that support the industry via the Northwest Georgias Advanced Manufacturing Strategy elevated status for certain federally-aligned grant programs.
Using the Designation
Organizations in the 15-county Northwest Georgia region, the areas outlined in the original application, are eligible to apply to use the designation. Only one organization per grant, per period may use the designation. As the lead agency, the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission facilitates selection of these organizations to use the designation via the Northwest Georgia IMCP Consortium.
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Federal Agency Partners
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Floor360 is interested in learning about new ideas and projects that will help support Advanced Manufacturing in Northwest Georgia.
AIS brings partners from across business, local government, and academia together to promote sustainable business practices in Northwest Georgia.
HDCI WORKFORCE ASSESSMENT
The High Demand Career Initiative (HDCI) evaluates the needs of Georgia businesses.