Make it in America

A Mississippi Make It In America (MMIIA) team has been awarded a competitive grant, entitled, "Reshoring Advanced Manufacturing Jobs in Mississippi: Enhancing Skills and Building Competitiveness", under the 2013 Make It In America Challenge grant program, proposing to establish a statewide Mississippi initiative to address two key manufacturing thrusts: (1) “Training Workers Acquire Advanced Manufacturing Skills”, and (2) “Helping Mississippi Manufacturers Strengthen their Supply Chains”. The proposal received funding from a collaboration of four federal funding agencies EDA, NIST- MEP, DRA, and ETA.

The Mississippi Make It In America team consists of:

  • Mississippi State University – CAVS Extension, Franklin Furniture Institute, National Strategic Planning and Research Center
  • InnovateMEP Mississippi (a line of business of Innovate Mississippi)
  • Four community colleges: Itawamba Community College; East Mississippi Community College; Mississippi Delta Community College; Holmes Community College
  • Mississippi Partnership WIA/Three Rivers Planning and Development District; Delta WIA/South Delta Planning and Development District
  • The Reshoring Initiative (Harry Moser)
  • Mississippi Development Authority

Please call Clay Walden at (601) 407-2713 for additional information.