Welcome to your CAMPS Service and Resource Center
Use this web site not only as a Networking Tool to connect you with manufacturers, supply chain partners, business advisors and strategic partners but also as a Resource Center to learn about emerging industries, technologies and processes.
As a member you will have full access to our web site data base and contact information. So as you expand your business and qualifications we can assist you with the implementation process for many certifications and business improvement methedologies.
You will have access to the region's top-notch pre-qualified providers to assist you to develop highly efficient business foundations, practices and processes.
Alternative Energy Industries with a focus on:
- Solar Power
- Wind Power
- Power Infrastructure
- Why Alternative Energy Market Focus?
- Our Business Improvement and Certification List — Once you find a business improvement or certification that you are interested in, contact CAMPS for resource information. We will connect you with a pre-qualified provider.
CAMPS Industry Focus
- Interest-specific CEO Councils — senior management networking involving conferences, educational seminars, workshops and roundtable discussions. These relationship-building programs will build demand and awareness of the importance of innovation, regional business development and supply chain relationships.
- Business development — efforts to match buyers and suppliers - local networking and business matchmaking designed to help companies meet requirements and contract with large Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and their major suppliers. Programs will include “Meet the Buyers” Conferences and hosted events including keynote speakers from national and locally headquartered companies (e.g. Boeing Commercial Aircraft, Costco, Esterline, Fluke, Nordstrom, and REI).
- Capital Formation Activities - The Center will also support its members' capital formation activities through assistance in developing grant applications, arranging bank financing and through participation in such vehicles as Washington State Business Development Company (BDC) investment structures.
- Innovation services — hosted events to stimulate the development and adoption of emerging technologies and practices. Examples include “Technology Days” to showcase commerce-ready licensing opportunities from research and development laboratories, including participation from the National Laboratories, Washington Technology Center and other prestigious research centers.
- Best practices in manufacturing, new product development and logistics — brokered professional consulting services offered through a network of independent experts carefully selected by the Center. There are a number of for-profit and not-for-profit consultant organizations in Puget Sound that can be represented (as their broker) to facilitate this offering. The Center may also call on professionals from other geographic areas if the required expertise is not available locally.
- Information clearinghouse — an on-line knowledgebase of best practices, technologies, relevant industry research, hiring and retention strategies, regulations, etc. One of the benefits of active participation will be access to a store of knowledge with content customized to the needs of local manufacturers. In addition to links to free information, the Center will offer expert research services on a fee basis and access to shared databases and periodicals.
Industry-network Councils that will focus on the region and select industry clusters:
- Aerospace and Defense
- Information Technology
- Life Science and Health Products
- Environmental and Energy (Green Technology)
CAMPS has a strong strategic partnership with organizations that align with the camps organizational strategic proposition.