California Mobility Center Wins $2 Million for Advanced Manufacturing Training
July 8, 2022
On July 1, 2022, Congresswoman Matsui and the California Mobility Center (CMC) held a news conference at CMC’s Ramp-up Factory to announce $2M of community funding, earmarked for the CMC’s Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways Program. The Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways Program will provide needed job-readiness and technical training for future mobility and advanced manufacturing jobs, providing needed opportunities for underserved populations to transition to new high-quality careers in electric mobility and clean tech.
The mobility center launched the Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways program in 2020 with City of Sacramento funding that came from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, or CARES Act. The center’s training efforts got another round of $1 million from the city funded by subsequent federal funding.
The Mobility Center was initiated in 2019 by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, which made an initial $5 million investment and committed to up to another $10 million in matching funds. The Sacramento-based mobility center’s members include carmakers, technology companies, utilities, electric grid operators, charging companies and a host of startups that access the center’s ramp-up factory. CMC is currently located at Depot Park, which is an approximately 250-acre fully secured industrial park located in the heart of the Power Inn District.
Power Inn Alliance is the property-based business improvement district (PBID), created in 2006 to advocate on behalf of the business community for economic, safety, and transportation issues. The district is located in the southeastern quadrant of the city of Sacramento and is home to over 10,000 businesses which creates over 29,000 direct jobs and produces over $3.2 billion in annual economic output. It serves as the city’s manufacturing core with over 62% of the city’s manufacturing base taking place in the 6.2 mile area*. It is also home to the Sacramento Center for Innovation, which will be the future location of the California Mobility Center.
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