The big goings-on this week is the National Summit on Competitiveness, to take place on Tuesday at the Commerce Department HQ in Washington. We are co-sponsoring, as manufacturing is at the heart of innovation. The purpose of the Summit is to stress that the U.S. faces a critical challenge to its global economic competitiveness if an action agenda is not undertaken. This tracks some of the themes in our Skills Gap Report from a week or so ago. Our agenda is to seek more research dollars and to expand the innovation talent pool.
As we’ve talked about in this space before, if we lose our innovative edge, we lose our manufacturing edge. We need to make sure that we are investing in research and development and to encourage more young people to go into careers in math and science. Stay tuned for more news about the Summit. If you want more details, click here for our media advisory, call 202.647.3107 or click on this link to drop us an e-mail.
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