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Read Our Successful Phase One Application

The E.D.A. has posted Phase 1 narratives - the five page applications that winning hub submitted to the EDA. These narratives are the pitch that the hubs presented to the E.D.A. on why each hub is critical, what technologies the hub will drive forward, and outlines a vision of how the hubs would bring regional resources together. Read our successful submission.

Spokane-Coeur d’Alene Chosen as Regional Technology Hub by the U.S. Department of Commerce

The Spokane-Coeur d’Alene region has officially been designated as a Regional Technology Hub by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA).  The American Aerospace Materials Manufacturing Center (AAMMC) is now one of approximately 20 Hubs nationwide eligible to compete for Phase 2 of the CHIPS Regional Innovation Hub grants of $50-$75 million.

Tech Hubs Aim to Make U.S. the Global Leader in Technologies of the Future

Interview with Eric Smith, Regional Tech Hubs Program Director: ‘Our goal is to enable the Tech Hubs that we designate and fund to capture more of their focus industry’s market share globally. These investments inject regions with an extra boost to generate more innovation, more services, more products, and more sales in a particular technology area.’

Aerospace Leaders, Universities & More Unite for Inland Northwest Tech Hub Application 

The proposed site of the American Aerospace Materials Manufacturing Center is pictured: a large warehouse at sunset with a parking lot and cars.
Leading aerospace companies and research universities have joined nearly 50 area workforce training, venture capital, economic development, labor, tribal and government groups in the Inland Northwest to support establishing the American Aerospace Materials Manufacturing Center (AAMMC). If selected, the AAMMC tech hub will establish a world-class testbed for production, commercialization, and entrepreneurship in the Inland…