1. Pilot Program Targets Region’s Manufacturing Sector

    Pilot Program Targets Region’s Manufacturing Sector

    A $320,000 pilot program to be undertaken in conjunction with MassDevelopment (the primary funding agency putting up $200,000), the National Machine Tooling Assoc. (NMTA), the Economic Development Council of Western Mass., and other partners will seek to change many aspects of this equation. It will enable, and essentially force, participating companies to become more willing and able to take some calculated risks.

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    1. In talks with those at VVM and other agencies, it became clear there was a need to help the owners of SMEs, especially the small machine shops, with diversifying their companies, growing their businesses, and developing succession plans.
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