ATLANTA, GA- Today the MBDA Business Center-Atlanta launched the Connecting to Advanced Manufacturing Program (CAMP). Created to bridge the gap between large corporate supply chains and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) manufacturers, CAMP provides MBE manufactures with advanced manufacturing expertise and access to a national network of resources, partners and stakeholders, which are needed to compete for viable contracts.
In 2011 the White House reported the launch of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP). President Obama formed AMP in efforts to bring together industry, universities, and the federal government to create emerging technologies needed to support the creation of high quality manufacturing jobs and enhance U.S. global competitiveness.
Led by Andrew Liveris, Chairman, President, and CEO of Dow Chemical, and Susan Hockfield, President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, AMP has brought together the Georgia Institute of Technology, alongside other top U.S. engineering universities, with leading U.S. manufacturers to spearhead innovation in manufacturing.
To support diversity in advanced manufacturing, CAMP’s mission is, “to provide the highest-quality services to MBE manufacturers, while striving to make them leaders in advanced manufacturing.” CAMP will provide clients opportunities in procurement , networking and innovation.