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Manufacturing Impacts

Through Energy and Commerce

Our Goal: To create good-paying jobs for communities at risk including those who face changing energy economies.

What We Do: AJI develops state-based policy reports for state and local leaders to build advanced energy clusters. We have completed reports in 12 states and research is underway on our new reports. AJI will continue to advance state-specific strategies by conducting deep research on best practices, creating guides for more states and territories, and further engaging with states that we have served.

Our Partners: AJP is supported by The JPB Foundation and the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute.

About the Project: The Manufacturing Impacts Through Energy and Commerce (MITEC) pilot program stems from a partnership between the Departments of Energy and Commerce to strengthen U.S. manufacturing. MITEC promotes and streamlines access to resources for small- and mid-sized manufacturers in the advanced energy industry: the DOE’s National Lab Network and DOC’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers.

Our Goal: To build a robust innovation ecosystem for advanced energy manufacturing and support jobs for small- and medium-sized businesses.

What We Do: AJI is facilitating the MITEC pilot program by creating opportunities for Lab and MEP staff to learn about each other’s expertise, resources, and opportunities for collaboration as well as reaching out to manufacturers to showcase the potential benefits of partnering with their local MEP and relevant Lab(s). These efforts will take the form of events at the Labs, events in states through the MEP offices, engagement and surveying of manufacturers, and virtual workshops and/or learning sessions coordinated through the Labs and MEPs.

Our Partners: AJI is working with the DOE’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative, the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to advance the MITEC program.

The American Jobs Initiative is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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