Rep. Lipinski Announces Grant for Manufacturing and Workforce Development (September 29, 2014)

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) has helped secure $200,000 for Cook County through the Economic Development Administration.  This investment supports the start-up efforts of the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium Manufacturing Community.  Focused on accelerating the development of the metals manufacturing cluster in the Chicago region, this investment will help develop long-term growth strategies for community investment and workforce development that will ultimately lead to higher-skill, higher wage jobs.

“I’m always interested in helping local organizations and businesses talk directly with federal agencies and tap into the assistance that is available to them,” Rep. Lipinski said.  “The last few years have been extremely difficult for the manufacturing industry in both the region and the country, which is why I will continue to do everything I can to help businesses create quality, long term jobs for the middle class.”

In May of this year the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium Manufacturing Community was announced as a designated Manufacturing Community, part of the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership initiative.  The U.S. Commerce Department-led program is designed to accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing in communities nationwide by supporting the development of long-term economic development strategies that help communities attract and expand private investment in the manufacturing sector and increase international trade and exports.


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