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U.S. Small Business Administration awards $500,000 to UAMMI
Jonathan Williams
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U.S. Small Business Administration awards $500,000 to UAMMI

by Jonathan Williams, Communication Specialist


The U.S. Small Business Administration has awarded $500,000 to the Utah Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Initiative—UAMMI—to grow the advanced materials industry cluster in Utah. Congratulations to LSI’s Jeff Edwards, Angie McPherson Tymofichuk, James Taylor, Kori Ann Edwards and the entire UAMMI team on this big win for small business!

The award is part of the SBA’s efforts to align federal resources and programs with existing state and local resources to build more prosperous small business ecosystems. “We are thrilled to receive this award,” says Jeff Edwards, executive director for UAMMI. “The goal of UAMMI is to connect and grow Utah’s advanced materials and manufacturing industry across the state and these funds will be a tremendous help towards that.  We are already implementing new initiatives and programs to accomplish these goals, especially in rural areas of the state.”

“In just a few short years, UAMMI has already built and implemented many programs and initiatives that are connecting the advanced materials cluster in Utah,” says Angie Tymofichuk, deputy director for UAMMI. “We have built a robust supply chain software tool that allows Utah companies to connect, collaborate, and do more business with each other. We hold regular networking and learning events across the state to connect small and large businesses with each other as well as academia.  With the help of theses SBA funds, we are excited to do even more to grow this vital industry cluster in Utah.”

UAMMI was created in 2016 to bring together public, private, community, industry and education partners to assure growth and sustainability of Utah’s advanced material and manufacturing industry.

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