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The Advanced Manufacturing Center provides opportunities for growth through facilitating Access to Capital, Access to Markets, and Access to Contracts. The center will assist with identifying, screening, promoting, and referencing specialized advanced manufacturing programs. We are committed to assisting manufacturing MBE’s in the following areas:

  • Establish a national ecosystem of MBE’s with access to Advanced Manufacturing expertise through a national network of resources, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Facilitate growth and competiveness by identifying market opportunities through direct matching with qualified and vetted MBE’s.
  • Identification and securing of traditional and alternative sources of capital.
  • Facilitate growth through exports by identifying global market opportunities.
  • Communicate and educate MBE’s on the benefits of strategic growth alternatives such as mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures.
  • Advocate and educate the public and private sector on ways to expand their resources through the selection of manufacturing MBE’s.
  • Provide service referrals to all manufacturing MBE’s regardless of size.

Eligibility Criteria:

While the SA-AMC serves all Minority Business Enterprises (MBE’s) either directly or through our internal and external strategic partners, target clients include minority-owned manufacturing firms with one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Businesses with annual revenues of over $1,000,000; or
  • Businesses involved in high-growth industries such as green technology, clean energy, or healthcare; or
  • Businesses exhibiting rapid growth potential