Senate Gives $2.5 Million To Oregon Manufacturing

The Northwest Manufacturing Initiative will use funding to improve capacity of small and medium-sized companies.

The U.S. Senate recently announced the setting aside of $2.5 million for the Northwest Manufacturing Initiative, as well as $2 million for the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute’s (ONAMI) Safer Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing Initiative.

ONAMI’s Safer Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing Initiative will develop materials and manufacturing methods that meet the military’s need for high performance materials, protect human health and minimize harm to the environment.

The purpose of the Northwest Manufacturing Initiative is to make the northwest region’s diverse manufacturing sector a stronger contributor to defense and national security.

The Oregon Economic Development Department will administer the funding and that funding will be used to improve manufacturing capacity of small and medium-sized companies.

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