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In St. Louis, Boeing will build a 130,000 square foot Manufacturing Innovation Center.

Boeing Invests $5 Million in Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Center in St. Louis

In order to help the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Center in St. Louis grow, Boeing [NYSE: BA] stated it will provide $5 million to (AMICSTL). The investment will contribute to the construction of the advanced manufacturing facility, the acceleration of workforce development initiatives, and the expansion of the technical and manufacturing capacities of the region.

St. Louis-area economic development and business leaders established AMICSTL in 2020 to help build a more diversified and resilient advanced manufacturing sector in the region. The new 130,000-square-foot advanced manufacturing facility will house workforce development programs, leading-edge R&D, and prototyping/production capacity spanning multiple “vertical” capabilities, including aerospace, ag tech, automotive, biomedical, construction, geospatial, and logistics.

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Boeing to set up 130,000 Sq ft Manufacturing Innovation Center in St. Louis

The partnership between Boeing and AMICSTL aims to turn St. Louis’ North Central Corridor into an advanced manufacturing innovation and technology hub over the course of the next decade by establishing a single central location with an expandable campus that can support the entire advanced manufacturing process from concept to production. The new building will be close to the triangle formed by the Cortex, a hub for innovation, NGA West, a new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency facility, and the campus of Ranken Technical College.

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In addition to Boeing’s five-year investment, Boeing Phantom Works Vice President Steve Nordlund will join the AMICSTL Board of Directors. Longtime Boeing St. Louis executive Kory Mathews, who is retiring from Boeing later this year, will serve as AMICSTL’s interim CEO.

 

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