Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative

One Ashburton Place, Room 2101, Boston 02108
617-788-361 /

Description: Comprised of leaders from industry, academia and government to help inform, implement and evaluate state policies to support the competitiveness of Massachusetts manufacturers
How to take advantage: Building Bridges to Growth report at
Funding source: State agency
Year founded: 2011

Advanced Manufacturing Futures

33 Andrews Parkway, Devens 01434
978-784-2965 /

Description: Comprised of two initiatives of the Massachusetts Development agency
How to take advantage: AMP it up! Campaign promotes advanced manufacturing to students and Manufacturing Innovation Grants up to $75,000 for equipment and product development
Funding source: State agency

Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM)

One Beacon St., 16th Floor, Boston 02108
617-262-1180 /

Description: Public-policy advocacy organization focused on increasing workforce productivity and improving recruitment, retention and training
How to take advantage: ISO 9000 Collaborative Program, Manufacturing Day or Regional Manufacturing Executive Briefing; insurance, workforce training grants and roundtables
Funding source: Private membership
Contact: Robert Paine, senior vice president for membership / 617-488-8314 /
Year founded: 1915

Boston U.S. Export Assistance Center

JFK Federal Building, 55 New Sudbury St., Suite 1826A, Boston 02203
617-565-4301 /

Description: The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration; provides market intelligence reports, events and more
How to take advantage: International partner search and Gold Key Matching Service
Funding source: Federal agency
Contact: Michelle Ouellette, trade specialist / 617-565-4302 /

MassHire Central Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board

(one of 16 statewide WIB’s)
340 Main St., Suite 400, Worcester 01608
508-799-1509 /

Description: Public-private partnership serving employers and employees responsible for policy, oversight and coordination of federal and state workforce development initiatives and job training
How to take advantage: Work Opportunity Tax Credit, Youth Workforce Investment Council grants and contracts
Funding source: Public-private partnership with federal funds, state investments and private sector fees
Contact: Jeffrey Turgeon, executive director / 508-373-7657 /

Commonwealth Corp. Workforce Training Fund

2 Oliver St., Fifth floor, Boston 02109
617-727-8158 /

Description: Mission to afford businesses access to highly-skilled workers and youth pathways to good jobs
How to take advantage: Apply for up to $250,000 for a Training Grant and up to $10,000 for a Technical Assistance Grant
Funding source: State agency
Contact: Stephen Lavery, program manager /
Year founded: 1997

Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (EAMA)

108 New Park Ave., Franklin, CT 06254
860-859-4100 /

Description: Nonprofit comprised of manufacturers in South Central Massachusetts, Eastern Connecticut and Northwest Rhode Island that works with education and training partners to improve the skilled workforce
How to take advantage: Attend events and workshops, participate in an internship, help partner educators to develop manufacturing training programs
Funding source: Public-private partnership that includes state funding, membership dues and grants

Manufacturing Advancement Center Workforce Innovation Collaborative (MACWIC)

100 Grove St., Suite 108, Worcester 01605
508-831-7020 /

Description: Employer-led workforce training initiatives to preserve manufacturing knowledge and critical skills and transfer to current and future workforce
How to take advantage: Apprenticeships, on-the-job training, curriculum development and networking opportunities open to Massachusetts manufacturers, education and technical training providers
Contact: Thomas Wesley, chair, steering committee /
Year founded: 2012

Mass Export Center

State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, Suite 3730, Boston 02116
617-973-8664 /

Description: Export assistance including counseling, overseas trade shows and offices, educational tools, on-demand training modules, video guides and workbooks
How to take advantage: Training and events calendar:
training registration questions, 413-545-6309 or contact regional director
Funding source: State agency
Contact: Julia Dvorko, Central Massachusetts regional director / 508-929-8844 /

Mass Tech Collaborative Innovation Institute

75 North Drive, Westborough 01581
508-870-0312 /

Description: Supporter of industry-based growth initiatives in the digital economy and the economic structures of under-served regions
How to take advantage: Partnerships with area university grant winners
Funding source: State agency
Year founded: 2003

Massachusetts Division of Apprentice Standards

617-626-5409 /

Description: Promotes develops and services registered apprenticeship programs statewide
How to take advantage: DAS does not conduct training or place apprentices in jobs. It monitors all apprentice training programs across Massachusetts to ensure that apprentices are working in safe working environments, are paid correctly and are receiving both on-the job training as well as related education classes.
Funding source: State agency
Contact: Henry Mattuchio, apprenticeship director / 617-626-5403

Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance, Skills Capital Grant Program

Massachusetts State House Room 373, Boston 02133
617-727-2040 /

Description: Program is intended to benefit students and incumbent workers who are enrolled in eligible schools and vocational programs, who are preparing and training to enter the workforce or advance their careers. The program seeks to support eligible schools that are providing workforce skills training for high demand industries identified by Workforce Skills Cabinet Regional Planning
How to take advantage: Follow grant program guidelines:
Funding source: State agency
Contact: Elizabeth Guyton, governor’s office liaison /
Year founded: 2012

Massachusetts Labor and Workforce Development, Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program (WOTC)

19 Staniford St., Boston 02114
617-626-5353 /

Description: Federal incentives for hiring veterans, food stamp recipients, ex-felons, vocational rehabilitation referrals, summer youth employees and more
Funding source: Federal tax credit incentive

Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP)

100 Grove St., Suite 108, Worcester 01605
508-831-7020 /

Description: Offers resources, services and support focused on operational excellence, workforce strategies and innovative growth solutions
How to take advantage: Workshops, training grants, on-the-job training, credentialing and more
Funding source: Public-private partnership with federal funds, state investments and private sector fees
Contact: Susan Janus, Regional manager / 508-965-8768 /
Year founded: 1988

Massachusetts Office of Business Development (MOBD)

89 Shrewsbury St., Suite 300, Worcester 01604
508-792-7506 /

Description: Central point of contact for businesses looking to expand or relocate to the commonwealth
How to take advantage: Application for grants, tax credits and other support
Funding source: State agency
Contact: Jon Golnik, regional director / 508-792-7506, ext. 128 /

Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (MOITI)

10 Park Plaza, Suite 3730, Boston 02116
617-973-8664 /

Description: International business development agency that promotes trade and investment with global partners in Massachusetts, helps prepare Massachusetts-based companies to work in global markets and facilitates foreign direct investment in the commonwealth
How to take advantage: Trade missions, roundtables, seminars and shows
Funding source: State agency
Contact: Brittany McDonough, senior manager of business development / 617-973-8650 /


89 Shrewsbury St., Suite 300, Worcester 01604
508-363-2799 /

Description: State finance and development authority acting as both lender and developer with private and public sector clients to stimulate growth, eliminate blight and create jobs
How to take advantage: Working Capital Loan Guaranty for manufacturers, Emerging Technology Fund, bridge loans to federalgGrants, tax-exempt bonds and more
Funding source: State agency

National Association of Manufacturers

733 10th St. NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001
202-637-3000 /

Description: Public-policy advocate for more than 12 million manufacturing workers nationalwide
How to take advantage: Energy procurement, freight discounts, marketing and office supplies discounts
Funding source: Private membership
Contact: Alyssa Shooshan, senior director, New England member and board relations /

National Tooling and Machining Association

1357 Rockside Road, Cleveland, OH 44134
800-248-6862 /

Description: Industry advocate with nonprofit foundation to support manufacturing education
How to take advantage: Boston Chapter P.O. Box 95 Dracut, MA 01826 Western Massachusetts Chapter 1207 North Street Ext. Feeding Hills, MA 01030
Funding source: Private membership and donations
Contact: Carrie Marsico, contact, Brock Babb Memorial Scholarship /
Matt Gilmore, director of membership / 216-264-2856 /
Year founded: 1943

U.S. Small Business Administration

10 Causeway St., Room 265A, Boston 02222
617-565-8416 /

Description: Loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small business
How to take advantage: Determine eligibility, find a bank, organize SBA paperwork, complete and submit forms
Funding source: Federal agency
Contact: Carlos Hernandez, lender relations specialist / 617-565-5565 /
Year founded: 1953

Workforce Central Career Center

44 Front St., 6th floor, Worcester, MA 01608

Description: Employment and training resources, at no cost, to businesses around Worcester, Milford and Southbridge; advertising in Mass JobQuest job bank; applicant pre-screening, testing and assessment; job fairs, recruiting and hiring events
How to take advantage: Contact local business service representative
Funding source: Federal and state funding
J.C. Fernandez, Worcester area business service representative
508-799-1600, ext. 609 / JeanCarlo.Fernandez@MassMail.State.MA.US

Hari Narayanan, Milford area business service representative
508-478-4300 /

Donna Joyce, Southbridge area business service representative
508-765-6430 /