Move Ahead Faster -Advancing Manufacturers to Compete in 2021

These fully-funded projects (valued at $5,000 each) are IMEC’s commitment to help Illinois manufacturers thrive in the post-pandemic economy.  

Projects are designed to provide assessments and technical assistance for key drivers of individual organizational success. These projects are fully funded through the CARES Act Recovery Assistance Funds.  

Project categories include:

  • Keep Workers Safe
  • Maximize Cash Flow
  • Grow Your Sales
  • Focus on Maintenance
  • Get Cyber Ready

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Illinois manufacturers qualify. Funding covers one of eligible projects below per company. No substitutions or customization. All projects must be completed by 7/30/21. Funding is limited to one program per company.

Five Easy Steps in 15 Minutes to Start:

  1. Review the project options below
  2. Click the learn more for details
  3. Select your project and sign up
  4. Review the agreement sent to you
  5. Sign the agreement and return to IMEC