Arizona’s major cities are reinvesting in their small businesses in big ways. After being recognized as two of the top five fastest cities in the nation to recover from the pandemic, the City of Mesa and the Town of Gilbert are renewing their investment in small businesses.
As additive manufacturing (AM) technologies have advanced, 3D printed products and parts have moved decidedly outside the research and development arena and onto the production line. Without a doubt, this industry sector has great potential to dramatically alter the manufacturing landscape as we know it. And while these pivotal processes of developing and producing concepts previously unattainable in the manufacturing world have been revolutionary, the task of raising capital for AM startups and growing businesses prove to be quite challenging.