Diversity is manufacturing's future

Helping individuals from under-served communities succeed in manufacturing careers and businesses


Building Construction and Advanced Manufacturing Institute of Excellence

Manufacturing diversity institute

The Manufacturing Diversity Institute (MDI) mission is to ensure that individuals from under-served communities succeed in manufacturing careers and businesses. MDI specializes in research, advocacy, and development in the form of projects and programs.




Leadership & entrepreneurship as the foundation of economic change in Milwaukee


The Building Construction and Advanced Manufacturing institute of Excellence (BCAMIE) is an organized and transformational project that supports emerging industrialized construction cluster in Southeast Wisconsin and nationally.

BCAMIE is positioned to help the construction industry increase its productivity, experience faster deployment, reduce schedule risks and embed new technology in its operations.  As a specialized carved niche institute, BCAMIE brings together industry, regional government, non-profits, and educational institutions to help expand minority employment opportunities in advanced manufacturing as well as help generate future streams of wealth creation opportunities for minority business enterprises (MBEs) that participate in the cluster’s supply chain. The primary intent of BCAMIE is to address the region’s problems with affordable housing, green energy infrastructure and large income disparities among Southeast Wisconsin’s minority populations.

    Why bcamie 

    7.3 Million

    More affordable homes are needed for extremely low-income families nationwide.


    Of manufacturing companies are experiencing a labor shortage. 


    Of the Global GDP comes from the construction industry.

    90+ US Companies

    Have begun adopting some form of industrialized construction strategies in the last 23 years, a trend that is emerging upward.

    $22 Billion

    In annual savings could be achieved with modular construction in European and US markets.

    By 2035

    It is projected that most buildings will be constructed using industrialized construction processes employing mechanization and automation.

    Creating wealth for Minority Owned Business Enterprises through industrialized construction