Selection Criteria

Projects requesting state cost share for the national Manufacturing USA program must demonstrate clear benefit for the economy of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Proposals to the M2I2 must describe their economic impact, which will be evaluated based on combinations of the following criteria:

  • New Jobs created
  • Market Impacts
  • Workforce Training implemented
  • Business Expansion at current Partners and Participants
  • Business Expansion at other MA companies in the Supply Chain
  • New MA businesses spawned
  • Other regional economic development/ multiplier effects; impact on broader MA business ecosystems
  • Long-term value to the Manufacturing USA Institute and its roadmap
  • Collaboration with other Manufacturing USA Institutes
  • Impact on regions of the state beyond Greater Boston