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Article - Economic Development


    To further the purposes of this subtitle, the Partnership shall:

        (1)    foster collaborative efforts, including public–private partnerships and memoranda of understanding, among government agencies, military installations, educational institutions, businesses, nonprofit organizations, individuals, and other entities in the region to:

            (i)    share resources, including existing manufacturing infrastructure;

            (ii)    cooperate in the development of new products and processes; and

            (iii)    bridge gaps between research, product development, and the commercial application of new technologies and manufacturing processes;

        (2)    facilitate the involvement of Harford Community College, Cecil College, Towson University, and other segments of the higher education community in developing and sustaining a skilled additive manufacturing workforce through degree, certification, specialized training, and continuing education programs;

        (3)    assist the Cecil County and Harford County public school systems in preparing students for employment in the additive manufacturing workforce;

        (4)    support manufacturing businesses in retaining and expanding production and jobs;

        (5)    obtain, coordinate, and disseminate marketing resources to promote and enhance additive manufacturing opportunities and investment in the region;

        (6)    support priority access to workforce training funds and enterprise investment tax credits for entities that are investing resources and creating jobs in the region;

        (7)    pursue federal, State, local, and other public and private funding and collaboration initiatives; and

        (8)    perform any other function consistent with the purposes of this subtitle.

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