FLATE is founded on vibrant synergistic partnerships with academic institutions, government agencies for workforce and economic development, and industry. FLATE’s goals cannot be achieved without strong working alliances. The center also fosters and supports partnerships between its partners to reach their own local goals. Some of FLATE’s founding partners are listed on the pages listed below. FLATE is honored to have support from many individuals who are in the shadow of the limelight. We are pleased to honor and recognize them here as “FLATE’s Hidden Heroes”.