BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//Microsoft Corporation//Outlook 16.0 MIMEDIR//EN VERSION:2.0 METHOD:REQUEST X-MS-OLK-FORCEINSPECTOROPEN:TRUE BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Central Standard Time BEGIN:STANDARD DTSTART:16011104T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=1SU;BYMONTH=11 TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0600 END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT DTSTART:16010311T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=2SU;BYMONTH=3 TZOFFSETFROM:-0600 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT CLASS:PUBLIC CREATED:20220427T145527Z DESCRIPTION:Roundtable Location\, Kansas Leadership Center\n325 E. Douglas Ave. Wichita\, KS 67202\n \nWednesday\, May 11\, 2022\n9:00\, Registration and Coffee Networking\nRoundtable discussion starts at 9:30\n \n\n \nSumm ary:\nThe vision of the Driving Adoption: Smart Manufacturing Technologies proposal from the South Kansas Coalition is to empower the equitable adop tion of productivity-enhancing emerging technologies for sustainable\, pre cision manufacturing competitiveness and profitability. Comprised of a reg ional consortium of industry\, government\, and economic development leade rs representing 27 counties in South Kansas and led by the National Instit ute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University\, the Driving Adopti on project will seek to scale resiliency and production velocity through s ix component projects in the advanced manufacturing sector. \n \nSouth Kan sas workers\, industry\, and government leaders are resolute and committed to building competitive strength in our high-precision commercial and def ense manufacturing capacity\, especially in productivity-enhancing product ion methods\, qualified factory development\, and hybrid technical trainin g. The six component projects blend human and technological capabilities t o power innovation\, growth\, and resilience. Driving Adoption invests ext ensively in technology\, data\, and human capabilities\, thereby creating public sector assets that will equitably boost private production velocity \, competitiveness\, and profitability. \n \nThe Driving Adoption projects focus on enhancing specialized manufacturing techniques utilized within t he region’s manufacturing sector\, including additive\, smart\, subtract ive\, and machining\, and on supporting the nation’s shortage of semicon ductors through creation of an industry-education laboratory for testing a nd evaluation. The construction of the Smart Manufacturing and Applied Res earch Training (SMART) Facility\, a 140\,000-square-foot facility at the N ational Center for Aviation Training\, will be home to the Coalition’s e xpanded advanced manufacturing training\, education\, and research program s\, and reflective of research capabilities and workforce training of Indu stry 4.0 technologies and the regional competitive advantage.\n\nAbout the region: \nThe South Kansas region is a mixed advanced manufacturing ecosy stem anchored in aerospace products. Wichita has been the “Air Capital o f the World” for greater than a century due to more general aviation air craft being produced in the region than anywhere else in the world. Since the pioneering days of manufacturing airplanes (Beechcraft\, Cessna\, and Stearman\, all produced locally)\, the region remains on the leading edge of aerospace innovation. Wichita is the largest city in the state of Kansa s and the financial\, transportation\, health care\, and distribution cent er of the South Kansas region. \n \nIn early 2020\, the South Kansas regio n lost approximately 5\,000 aerospace jobs due to suspension of the Boeing 737 MAX production. In March 2020\, the global COVID-19 pandemic became t he second unprecedented event to significantly affect the core industries that drive the regional and state economy. Roughly 20\,000 (~60%) aerospac e workers were laid off or furloughed.\n \n \nAnticipated Roundtable Discu ssion Questions\n \n1. The Administration is committed to building back Am erica better than before. What does building back better look like for you r region?\n2. How did you build your coalition? What were the challenges you faced?\n3. How did you define your region? What were the challenges i n developing that definition? Do you think it is complete? \n4. How did y ou develop your vision? What challenges did you face? How did you manage that process among coalition members? \n5. EDA’s top investment priorit y is equity. And I know we have a variety of stakeholders around the table to help implement this critical work. How are you approaching equity in y our project?\n6. Opportunities to gather like this to talk about regional needs are critical as we continue to provide new funding opportunities for communities across America. How should we be thinking about future invest ments? \n DTEND;TZID="Central Standard Time":20220511T110000 DTSTAMP:20220420T191219Z DTSTART;TZID="Central Standard Time":20220511T090000 LAST-MODIFIED:20220427T145527Z LOCATION:Roundtable Location\, Kansas Leadership Center\, 325 E. Douglas Av e. Wichita\, KS 67202\, Registration 9:00\, Roundtable discussion starts a t 9:30 ORGANIZER;CN=Partners:mailto:partners@wichita.edu PRIORITY:5 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY;LANGUAGE=en-us:Roundtable discussion with U.S. Department of Commer ce\, Assistant Secretary for Economic Development A. 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Roundtable Location\, Kansas Leadersh ip Center

325 E. Douglas Ave. Wichita\, KS 67202< /p>

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Wedn esday\, May 11\, 2022

9:00\, Registration and Coffee Networking

Roun dtable discussion starts at 9:30

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Summary:

< p class=MsoNormal>The vision of the Driving Adoption: Smart Manufacturing Te chnologies proposal from the South Kansas Coalition is to empower t he equitable adoption of productivity-enhancing emerging technologies for sustainable\, precision manufacturing competitiveness and profitability. Comprised of a regional consortium of industry\, government\, and econo mic development leaders representing 27 counties in South Kansas and led b y the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University \, the Driving Adoption project will seek to scale resiliency and p roduction velocity through six component projects in the advanced manufact uring sector.

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South Kansas workers\, industry\, and government leader s are resolute and committed to building competitive strength in our high- precision commercial and defense manufacturing capacity\, especially in pr oductivity-enhancing production methods\, qualified factory development\, and hybrid technical training. The six component projects blend human and technological capabilities t o power innovation\, growth\, and resilience. Driving Adoption invests extensively in technology\, data\, and human capabilities\, thereby creating public sector assets that will e quitably boost private production velocity\, competitiveness\, and profita bility.

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The Drivi ng Adoption projects focus on enhancing specialized manufacturing tech niques utilized within the region’\;s manufacturing sector\, includin g additive\, smart\, subtractive\, and machining\, and on supporting the n ation’\;s shortage of semiconductors through creation of an industry- education laboratory for testing and evaluation. The construction of the < u>Smart Manufacturing and Applied Research Training (SMART) Facility\, a 140\,000-square-foot facility at the Nation al Center for Aviation Training\, will be home to the Coalition’\;s e xpanded advanced manufacturing training\, education\, and research program s\, and reflective of research capabilities and workforce training of Indu stry 4.0 technologies and the regional competitive advantage.
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About the region:

The South Kansas r egion is a mixed advanced manufacturing ecosystem anchored in aerospace pr oducts. Wichita has been the “\;Air Capital of the World”\; for greater than a century due to more general aviation aircraft being produce d in the region than anywhere else in the world. Since the pioneering days of manufacturing airplanes (Beechcraft\, Cessna\, and Stearman\, all produced locally)\, the region remains on the leadin g edge of aerospace innovation. Wichita is the largest city in the state o f Kansas and the financial\, transportation\, health care\, and distributi on center of the South Kansas region.

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In early 2020\, the South Kansas region lost approximately 5\,000 aerospace jobs due to suspen sion of the Boeing 737 MAX production. In March 2020\, the global COVID-19 pandemic became the second unprecedented event to significantly affect th e core industries that drive the regional and state economy. Roughly 20\,0 00 (~60%) aerospace workers were laid off or furloughed.

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Anticipated Roundtable Discussion Questions

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  1. The Administration is committed to building back A merica better than before. What does building back better look like for yo ur region?
  2. How did you build your coalition? \; What were the challenges you faced?
  3. How did you define your region? \; Wha t were the challenges in developing that definition? \; Do you think i t is complete?
  4. How did you develop your vision? \; What chal lenges did you face? \; How did you manage that process among coalitio n members?
  5. EDA’\;s top investment priority is equity. And I know we have a variety of stakeholders around the table to help implement this critical work. How are you approaching equity in your project?< /o:p>
  6. Opportunities to gather like this to talk about regional needs are cri tical as we continue to provide new funding opportunities for communities across America. How should we be thinking about future investments? < /o:p>
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