NC Defense Industry Diversification Initiative
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NC Defense Industry Diversification Initiative (NCDIDI)
The State of North Carolina is home to a diverse military industry, with varied military and defense missions, needs and opportunities.
In a proactive response to changes in federal defense budgets, the North Carolina Defense Industry Diversification Initiative (NCDIDI) was created. The program has been managed through a partnership between NC State Industry Expansion Solutions and the North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
The intended goal is to help companies maximize their growth potential and cybersecurity resiliency while enhancing their strategic development planning and sustainability efforts to see impact beyond the NCDIDI funding period.
This program is funded through a grant awarded by the United States Department of Defense Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation Office.
North Carolina Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program (NC DMCSP)
On August 13, 2021, the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC), following a competitive selection process, announced that the state of North Carolina was selected to receive the designation as one of five “Defense Manufacturing Communities” in the nation during FY2020.