AMICSTL
Concept illustration for the proposed Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Center in St. Louis.

Boeing Commits to New Advanced Manufacturing Center

Aug. 29, 2022
The aerospace/defense OEM made a $5 million, five-year pledge to fund a new location for workforce development, and to advance R&D and prototyping across multiple verticals.

Boeing has made a five-year, $5-million investment pledge to the planned Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Center in St. Louis (AMICSTL). The investment will help fund a state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing facility, accelerate workforce development programs, and grow the region’s talent pipeline and technical and manufacturing abilities.

St. Louis is the headquarters city for the Boeing Defense, Space & Security subsidiary. Along with Boeing’s financial investment, Boeing Phantom Works Vice President Steve Nordlund will join the AMICSTL board of directors. Kory Mathews, a longtime Boeing executive due to retire this year, will serve as AMICSTL’s interim CEO.

The AMICSTL was established in 2020 by regional development and business interests in order to “establish a more diversified and resilient advanced manufacturing sector” there, and to promote long-term regional economic strength on the foundation of the aerospace, automotive, and defense manufacturing sectors already in place the area.

A 130,000-sq.ft advanced manufacturing center is being built as a centralized site for regional workforce development programs, R&D activity, and prototyping and production capacity based on several “vertical” interests, including aerospace, ag tech, automotive, biomedical, construction, geospatial, and logistics.

The new facility will be located near established resources, including the Cortex “innovation community,” the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency facility, and the Ranken Technical College campus.

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