How can we best rebuild American manufacturing? One place to start is the Defense Manufacturing Communities Support Program, a dynamic new model aimed at mobilizing communities to address the urgent manufacturing needs key to our national security. The program builds on a successful Commerce Department pilot program that organized 24 communities to implement coordinated plans to bolster their local manufacturing economies. These new designated manufacturing communities are poised to modernize the defense industrial base—improving its readiness, its supply chains, and its skilled workforce.

Join us on Thursday, May 9, to hear from Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI), Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT) and a panel featuring local leaders and national experts who will explore how this model has spurred lasting public-private and collaboration in manufacturing communities, and is set to expand into new communities and serve as a cornerstone for federal manufacturing policy.

This event is hosted by the House Manufacturing Caucus and is co-sponsored by The American Manufacturing Communities Collaborative, The Century Foundation, and the Northeast Midwest Institute.

Event Details

Thursday, May 9, 2019
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Longworth House Office Building
Room B208
15 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC 20515


Congressman David Cicilline
U.S. House of Representatives (D-RI)

Congressman Chris Stewart
U.S. House of Representatives (R-UT)

Matt Bogoshian
Executive Director, The American Manufacturing Communities Collaborative (AMCC)

Andrew Stettner
Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation

Note: Additional speakers to be confirmed soon.