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Manufacturing USA

An overhead shot of a large group of people in a building lobby.
Credit: University of Delaware
Attendees at the opening of the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL), a Department of Commerce-funded Manufacturing USA institute located in Newark, Delaware.

Manufacturing USA is a national network of 14 manufacturing innovation institutes reaching more than 1,300 industry, government and academic institutions that work together to restore U.S. leadership in advanced manufacturing by accelerating the development of game-changing technologies through access to state-of-the-art facilities and workforce training.

NIST coordinates the nationwide network of institutes and funds the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL).

Budget Request

NIST requests $15.1 million for the Manufacturing USA program. This includes $10.0 million to maintain support for NIIMBL and $5.1 million for coordination of the institute network. NIST will fund NIIMBL at the planned level of $70.0 million for the 5-year startup period, and support the Manufacturing USA network.

FY 2018 Annualized CR: $24.8 M


FY 2019 Request: $15.1 million (-39.1%)


Two bar graphs showing the numbers outlined in the FY19 budget request vs. FY18 annualized CR

Program Highlights 

  • Artists rendering of a building
    Credit: University of Delaware
    An artist's rendering of the University of Delaware’s Biopharmaceutical Innovation Building, scheduled to open in 2020. NIIMBL’s headquarters will be located in this building along with other University of Delware life science programs. 
    Manufacturing USA institutes collectively represent two-thirds of Fortune 50 U.S. manufacturers, over 360 small manufacturers, and eight of the 10 top-ranked research and engineering universities.
  • Nonfederal funding matches federal funding at a 2 to 1 ratio, exceeding the original 1 to 1 goal and demonstrating the value of the network to industry, academia and the states.
Created February 9, 2018, Updated December 21, 2018