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How to Qualify for Federal Supply Chain and Domestic Manufacturing Conversion Grants

By: Micki Vandeloo, President, Lakeview Consulting The bills authorizing funding to support domestic manufacturing that resulted from the pandemic have really garnered the attention of the U.S. manufacturing base.  However, as noted previously in my article, “Setting the Record Straight on Grants for Reshoring Manufacturing”, these grants are targeted at supply chains in very specific industry

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Types of Grants Available for New York Businesses

By: Micki Vandeloo, President, Lakeview Consulting “I want to be a part of it, New York, New York.” You will truly want to be a part of it after reading this article!  New York is a leading state for encouraging manufacturing activities through the use of grants.  The state offers grants for many different types of

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Best Practices for Securing Federal and State Manufacturing Grants

By: Micki Vandeloo, President, Lakeview Consulting In the last article, we talked about federal grants and the role they could play in your success as a manufacturing company. We also talked about the strings attached to federal grants. In this article, we will talk about some best practices for securing federal and state manufacturing grant money.

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Predictions for Manufacturing in 2024

As we close out 2023 and enter 2024, I see some trends coming down the pike, both with manufacturing grants and with the manufacturing sector in general.  My crystal ball is in working order, so let me get to my list! Manufacturing Prediction #1:  There will be continued funding opportunities at the federal and state

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Answers to Your Most Common Manufacturing Grant Questions

By: Micki Vandeloo, President, Lakeview Consulting As we enter the final months of 2023, I thought I would end the year answering some of the most common questions I received in my webinars, conference presentations and conversations with manufacturers this year. Question:  Are there manufacturing grants for reshoring?  Answer:  This was by far the most common

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