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2016-02-26 / Top 100 Organizations

Innovative Manufacturers’ Center, Inc.

Est. 1988 / Williamsport

Since 1988, Innovative Manufacturers’ Center , Inc. (IMC), a private-public partnership, has been helping Central Pennsylvania manufacturers tap into the most effective regional, state and national resources to innovate, grow and prosper. Through a dedicated staff that provides objective, expert advice and actionable solutions, IMC has collaborated on more than 3,000 projects with over 600 Central Pennsylvania manufacturers and entrepreneurs to help them become more innovative, productive and profitable. As a result, manufacturers have reported over $640 million in impact, including new and retained sales and cost savings as well as reported 4,400 jobs created or retained.

IMC also coordinates activities for the Williamsport-Lycoming Keystone Innovation Zone, which works with entrepreneurs and start-up businesses interested in developing new products or technologies, inventions or innovative ideas and also includes the Williamsport Inventor’s Club, which is a forum to help inventors turn their ideas into commercially viable products. IMC offers various forums for manufacturers to learn and share best practices through executive forums, the Manufacturing Applications Knowledge Exchange (MAKE) and lean users groups.

IMC is supported through the U.S. Department of Commerce, NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program and the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance (PREP) program.

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