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Jan 15, 2014

Slides and Answers to Questions Available: January 15 Webinar on the White House Manufacturing Initiative

Category: General
Posted by: rita

On Wednesday, January 15th, NALGEP, EPA’s Mathy Stanislaus, and several local leaders participated in a webinar on the Administration’s new "Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership" (IMCP). The IMCP encourages communities to devise comprehensive economic development strategies that strengthen their competitive edge in attracting global manufacturers and their supply chains. Phase 2 of the IMCP was recently announced. In this competition, up to 12 communities that come up with winning strategies will receive a designation of “Manufacturing Community” that gives them elevated consideration for $1.3 billion in federal dollars and assistance from 10 cabinet departments/agencies. These communities would also potentially receive additional catalytic federal investments to support their economic development strategies.  EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response has worked closely with the White House in developing the IMCP.  EPA Assistant Administrator, Mathy Stanislaus, and Charlie Bartsch provided their perspectives on this partnership.  Local government leaders joined them in discussing challenges and opportunities faced by communities striving to revive manufacturing and jobs.  To see the Federal Register notice about the IMCP competition, click here.  

To access the slides, click here.

To access questions from the webinar's audience and EPA's answers to those questions, click here.

Recorded webinar below: