The Texas Defense Aerospace Manufacturing Community (TDAMC) will inject targeted smart manufacturing skills and technologies into Texas’ diverse aerospace manufacturing portfolio. It will support defense aerospace manufacturing needs and affiliated supply chains across the state.
Leading Texas aerospace defense manufacturing
TDAMC will solidify Texas’ leadership role in a global manufacturing economy. It offers a comprehensive and highly leveraged approach to reach deeply into the nation’s leading aerospace defense manufacturing ecosystem to galvanize a smart manufacturing ecosystem for defense aerospace manufacturers across the Texas triangle (the region consisting of the Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Austin metropolitan areas), as well as counties within 75 miles of the Gulf Coast and Rio Grande Valley.
To fill existing regional gaps, TDAMC will pursue the following opportunities:
- Incentivize and support smart manufacturing modernization
- Activate, align and integrate disconnected aerospace defense manufacturing communities
- Leverage anticipated population growth
- Identify and narrow the skills gap
- Inject targeted smart manufacturing skills & technology
The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, along with the Brazos Valley Economic Development Corporation, will lead TDAMC through the SecureAmerica Institute which will empower economic development corporations, industry and academia partners. Together, this network will engage regional communities in Texas to chart a path forward that will continue to position Texas as a leader in manufacturing.
The SecureAmerica Institute will work closely with partners across the Texas triangle to galvanize the state’s smart manufacturing ecosystem and fulfill the TDAMC mission.