Kelly, Sinema Highlight Phoenix Selection as Tech Hub to Accelerate AI and Machine Learning for Medical Device Manufacturing

Arizona Senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema celebratedthat Phoenix was selected to receive a Tech Hub Strategy Development Grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) to accelerate leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies in smart medical device manufacturing. 

The Medical Device Manufacturing Multiplier Strategy Development Consortium (MDM2) led by the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), will use the grant to increase local coordination and planning activities to strengthen regional capacity to manufacture, commercialize, and deploy technologies critical to U.S. economic and national security. The Tech Hubs Program, authorized by the CHIPS and Science Act, is investing in U.S. regions and aims to transform them into globally competitive innovation centers. This consortium was selected for a grant from a competitive pool of 181 applications. 

“This award will strengthen Arizona’s leadership in cutting edge bioscience innovation, creating more opportunities for investment and good-paying jobs,” said Sen. Kelly. “The Regional Technology Hub program is designed to identify high-growth regions for critical industries, like Phoenix, so that we outcompete China and other adversaries in critical technology. I’ll continue to work closely with Secretary Raimondo, Assistant Secretary Castillo, and leaders in Phoenix to ensure this is a success for our state and the country.” 

“Thanks to our leadership, Phoenix will receive critical federal funding to boost manufacturing, medical research, and development, creating jobs, growing Arizona’s economy, and ensuring our state remains a great state to grow a business and call home for generations to come,” said Sen. Sinema

“The work of the MDM2 consortium will accelerate the region’s impact within the international bioscience industry while strengthening domestic manufacturing capacity and processes,” said GPEC President and CEO Chris Camacho. “With this comes more opportunities to train a skilled workforce and increase access to high-quality care which creates a healthier, more equitable future for our communities.” 

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