Economic Development

Cyber-secure regions that are populated with diverse and dependable talent are more conducive to business attraction and foreign direct investment across all advanced and emerging industries.

The Apprentice Power economic development component is designed to enhance business attraction, expansion and retention, support small business development, spark new facilities construction and stimulate impact investing and foreign direct investment. The partnership is currently focused on the United States, Australia, Mexico, Canada and the United Kingdom.

The growth and sustainability of a human capital supply chain of diversely-skilled cyber security and advanced manufacturing talent, specifically in relation to the 16 critical infrastructure sectors and the digital manufacturing industry, is a significant economic development challenge and opportunity.