how we can

help you

Workforce Development

  • Expand successful programs, including work-and-learn, pathways, and retooling/retraining
  • Access to skilled workforce
  • New programs to help introduce women and girls to manufacturing
  • New curriculum for K-8 to introduce manufacturing to 6,000 students in Utah

Small Business

  • Leverage federal programs from the Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Leverage state programs for veteran and small businesses to support defense manufacturing.


  • Collaborate among Utah research institutions and defense community to match research to the defense manufacturing requirements.
  • New research project of how composites can support the AFRL and continue research of using coal to develop carbon fiber as a lower-cost material for DoD aircraft.

Supply Chain

  • Improve agility of defense manufacturing supply chain by adding functionality to the CONNEX-Utah supply chain that includes workforce, research, and additive manufacturing.
  • Develop plan for reshoring manufacturing to Utah
  • Engage in supply chain development for the USAF Agility Prime program for advanced air mobility

The Utah Defense Manufacturing Community is a grant program awarded from the DoD's Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC) to the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED).

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