On August 28, UTSA and our partners celebrated the designation of the eight-county “Alamo Manufacturing Partnership Consortium” as an IMCP Manufacturing Community by the United States Department of Commerce.
Under the leadership of UTSA, the AMP consortium is a collaborative effort of several organizations from industry, academia, civic, and government organized to assist communities that have demonstrated best practices within a specific manufacturing sector to further cultivate an environment to create well-paid manufacturing jobs and targeted industry growth.
This designation gives the San Antonio-based partnership preferential treatment when applying for more than $1 billion in economic development grants from 11 different federal agencies.
The group must now plan which federal grants it will seek to bring to the San Antonio area.
“This federal designation not only provides significant opportunities for our regional community, industry growth, and research at UTSA through federal funding opportunities, but it will also enable a deeper collaboration among the partners in our community beyond federal opportunities”, said Dr. Can Saygin, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Assistant Vice President for Research, and the AMP point of contact for federal relations.
★ View the photos [Album 1, Album 2] from the AMP Celebration Event. Special guests and speakers included Rep. Lloyd Doggett; Senator José Menéndez; Joe Wilson, San Antonio Manufacturing Association Chairman/Lockheed Martin; and President Ricardo Romo, UTSA.
★ News Coverage:
* August 25, 2015
San Antonio Express-News