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Eligible U.P. manufacturers can apply for Industry 4.0 Grants

Right now, small manufacturers across the Upper Peninsula are looking to become better through technology. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is looking to give businesses a technological boost through Industry 4.0 Technology Implementation Grants. Small manufacturers, defined by North American Industry Classification System code and recognized by the Small Business Administration, can earn up to $25,000 for technological investments of at least $50,000.

“Manufacturing moves at a fast pace, and there are a lot of competitors out there,” said Jenn Deamud, executive director of the Manufacturing Growth Alliance. “Industry 4.0 helps manufacturers streamline their processes and produce more at a faster pace.” Applications are open now. Read more here.

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