Industry Clusters

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Offers proactive solutions to optimize processes that incite innovation. Region 5 commands robotics and STEM technologies to enhance workforce productivity and efficiency through food and materials manufacturing.

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cybersecurity

Pioneers modern cybersecurity, data analytics, and modeling and simulation technologies to protect businesses, optimize complex systems, and adapt to rapid technological change. Region 5 develops and tests data analytic tools to meet workforce demands.

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clean energy

Stimulates activities for the renewable energy space, including solar and wind power manufacturing, construction, and generation. Region 5 is home to the largest offshore wind project in the country, motivating firms in battery storage, alternative fuels, power transmission and distribution, and others to transition to clean energy facilitations.

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shipbuilding

Heightens digital shipbuilding tools and additive manufacturing techniques for ship component fabrication. Region 5 linchpins the nation’s shipbuilding and repair efforts to build a stronger workforce.

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Water Technologies

Attracts new firms and institutions in architecture, urban planning, and coastal and climate research to create sustainable water technologies. Region 5 produces new goods, services, and breakthroughs to develop smart water management and resource conservation—for less waste and better water usage.

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logistics

Streamlines material moving, shipping services, and warehousing processes to amplify supply chain management. Region 5 uses its natural harbors as a competitive advantage to generate and export valuable goods through port traffic.

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Life Sciences

Drives progression in life sciences through groundbreaking research and development. Region 5 supports growing biotech research centers and commercialization to conduct clinical trials and enhance regional quality of life.

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aerospace

Pushes the boundaries of uncrewed systems and aerospace technology for aircraft manufacturing (including drones), aircraft parts manufacturing, robotics manufacturing, and aerospace engineering firms. Region 5 pilots autonomous drones for various uses to revolutionize last-mile logistics and transportation.

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