[ Text of section added by 2012, 238, Sec. 9 effective August 7, 2012.]
Section 10B. The secretary of housing and economic development shall establish a Massachusetts advanced manufacturing collaborative, hereinafter referred to as the collaborative, within the executive office of housing and economic development, which shall be responsible for developing and implementing the commonwealth's manufacturing agenda to foster and strengthen the conditions necessary for growth and innovation of manufacturing within the commonwealth. The collaborative shall include, but not be limited to: the secretary of housing and economic development,or a designee, who will serve as chair,; the secretary of labor and workforce development, or a designee; 1 member of the house of representatives; 1 member of the senate; the director of the office of business development; the executive director of the Massachusetts clean energy center; the executive director of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center; the executive director of the John Adams Innovation Institute; the director of the Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center; a representative from the Associated Industries of Massachusetts; a representative from a local chamber of commerce appointed by the governor; two2 representatives of advanced manufacturing companies appointed by the governor; a representative from the Massachusetts Workforce Board Association; and a representative from the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency. The collaborative shall partner with stakeholders in the public and private sector in the development and operation of the commonwealth's manufacturing plan, identify emerging priorities within the commonwealth's manufacturing sector in order to make recommendations for high impact projects and initiatives, and facilitate the implementation of goals established under the plan, which shall include, but not be limited to: (1) education and workforce development, including workforce training programs and partnerships; (2) technical assistance and innovation in support of manufacturing growth, including access to capital, workforce development, compliance and certification programs, and export assistance; (3) enhancing the competitiveness of manufacturing companies, including examining ways to ease the cost of doing business and examining the current regulatory impacts upon small to medium sized manufacturers; and (4) promoting the manufacturing industry, including attracting a talented workforce and expanding opportunities for in-state marketing of the commonwealth's supply chain capabilities.