The Aspen Institute’s Middle East and Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century Programs hosted a policy discussion focused on strategies for the US to usher in the next generation of advanced manufacturing and the critical role that international partnerships have played in that effort. The discussion was sharply focused on identifying the roles and responsibilities of respective stakeholders to re-energize a manufacturing resurgence in America with digital technology as the leading indicator. Key questioned addressed included: What are the policy decisions that must be made to bring manufacturing jobs back to the US? How do you build a skilled-labor workforce for the next generation to sustain growth in digital manufacturing? How much does the US economy stand to benefit-in GDP, in jobs, and in capital-from encouraging advanced manufacturing in the United States? How do we delineate policy at the national, state, and regional levels to encourage this transition? This event was held in partnership with GLOBALFOUNDRIES and the Advanced Technology Investment Company (now Mubadala Technology).
David Chavern, Executive Vice President and COO, The US Chamber of Commerce
G. Dan Hutcheson, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, VLSI Research
Aric Newhouse, Senior Vice President for Policy and Government Relations, National Association of Manufacturers
Johanna Duncan-Poitier, Senior Vice Chancellor for Community Colleges and the Education Pipeline, SUNY
James Hagerty, Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
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