EDC Supports Precision Machining Cluster
Precision manufacturers in Western Mass like to boast that, "Within 10 miles they can build anything". The precision manufacturing cluster is critically important to the economic health of the region. It provides good jobs with liveable wages for western Massachusetts residents. Because of the importance of the cluster, the EDC is an active participant in the Precision Manufacturing Regional Alliance Project. The PMRAP brings together academia, private businesses and economic development officials to help the cluster look for new research collaborations with academic researchers, tap new markets, market and promote the capabilities of the cluster for business to business opportunities, and develop a workforce for the future. The PMRAP will create the Massachusetts Center for Advanced Manufacturing Technology.