Welcome to The Center for Advanced Air Mobility Initiative (CAAM-I). A program designed by Manufacturing Works and the Ohio Aerospace Institute to accelerate Northeast Ohio Manufacturers' access to and engagement with unmanned vehicle production and electric vehicle transformation. Funded by the United States Economic Development Administration, our efforts are geared towards workforce development, technology transfer, and supply chain collaboration.

Northeast Ohio is leveraging its assets to be a hub of aerospace innovation and CAAM-I is the gateway for small and mid-sized manufacturers to be a part of the movement. Learn more about the ecosystem and join us as we move forward.

What is Advanced Air Mobility?

Advanced Air Mobility is the way we will ship a heart from The Cleveland Clinic to The Ohio State Medical Center without I-71 traffic. It is the way we will rescue people from a forest fire without risking a pilot. And, it will be part of urban commutes of the future.

What is CAAM-I?

CAAM-I connects manufacturers able to serve this market to:

  • Educational resources for owners and skilled trades
  • Financial resources via government grants or SBA funds
  • Supply chain resources and B2B referrals
  • Technical resources through our local network

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Are you ready to get started? If you are interested in engaging in this unique opportunity, enter your information here and our team of experts will begin connecting you to this growing ecosystem.


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"With its manufacturing base and local technical support system, Ohio is poised to pave the way, and airways, for the Advanced Air Mobility industry."

Ken Patsey, President and Executive Director
Manufacturing Works



Pathways to Funding and Becoming a Defense Contractor

Have you ever wondered how some companies start working with the government? Do you have a great technology and wonder how to take it and your business to the next level? If you have these questions, join us to hear the stories of two companies that have successfully used government programs to fund and grow their business as defense contractors.

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2022 National Advanced Air Mobility Industry Forum

The National Advanced Air Mobility Industry Forum, hosted by The Dayton Development Corporation, a regional partner of Jobs Ohio, will bring together OEMS, manufacturers, and industry experts from across the AAM sector. CAAM-I is excited to be a Gold Sponsor of this amazing two-day event that will feature flight demonstrations, networking, and industry education. We will also celebrate the groundbreaking of the National Advanced Air Mobility Center of Excellence, a space for innovation and collaboration in the AAM community. We anticipate this event to be the launching point for showing leaders in this industry the extensive manufacturing capabilities of Northeast Ohio.




For more information about how CAAM-I can help your business enter the Advanced Air Mobility sector, contact Manufacturing Works' Molly Leitch Leitner