Industrial extension supports national programs directed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and U.S. Department of Commerce formed a partnership to encourage the creation of domestic manufacturing jobs and opportunities for U.S. suppliers through transportation investments, which has been named the Next Generation Transportation Supply Chain.
Many large original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), both domestic and foreign, have committed to focusing on identifying and developing a domestic supply base to support public transit in the United States, specifically, in conjunction with the implementation of domestic buying preference requirements and grant programs operating in all agencies of the DOT.
Providing forums like the Next Generation Supply Chain Connectivity to manufacturers will help them connect with large OEMs and learn more about what opportunities are available to small- and medium-sized manufacturers in the United States, and to see how they could be part of the domestic supply chain for U.S. transportation.
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