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Applications Sought for Make it in America Challenge

Initiative Encourages Businesses to Bring Production Back to the United States or Expand Domestic Operations

The deadline to submit an application is May 31, 2013. For information on how to apply, click here.

The Obama administration made funding available for the Make it in America Challenge to encourage foreign and domestic businesses to build and/or expand their operations in the United States.

Up to 15 awards will be made to accelerate job creation by encouraging re-shoring of productive activity by U.S. firms, fostering increased foreign direct investment, encouraging U.S. companies to keep or expand their businesses—and jobs—here at home, and training local workers to meet the needs of those businesses.

Funding partners for this coordinated assistance include the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) and National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP); the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA); and the Delta Regional Authority (DRA).