Advanced manufacturing in Georgia is a huge deal – the sector is responsible for 10 percent of state gross domestic product (totaling nearly $62 billion in 2019), 92 percent of exports, and employs more than 380,000 people. The sector’s importance is no accident. It’s the result of — according to the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Center of Innovation for Manufacturing — the pro-business climate in the state; a well-trained workforce; and a location and logistics network that allows companies to reach 80 percent of the United States in hours by truck, train or plane. The Port of Savannah, with its link to the rest of the world, doesn’t hurt either.
Georgia Tech contributes to this all-important economic driver in a number of ways, including through the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP) and other programs of the Enterprise Innovation Institute, that support manufacturers through coaching, training, and on-site project implementation. These programs help to connect companies to other Georgia Tech resources including, the Advanced Manufacturing Pilot Facility (AMPF), an R&D facility that provides space for industrial, academic, and government agencies, while also serving as a teaching lab for graduate students. Funded by a $3 million gift from the Delta Air Lines Foundation, AMPF is part of the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute.
Learn more about how Georgia Tech contributes to the manufacturing ecosystem in the state in the recent article, “High-tech Makers,” in Georgia Trend magazine.
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