Editorials

2014 March 21

On March 21 U.S. News & World Report ran a joint op-ed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker,and Georgia Tech President G. P. "Bud" Peterson on the importance of encouraging young people to consider and prepare for careers in manufacturing.

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2014/03/21/parents-should-encourage-kids-to-work-in-modern-manufacturing

2012 October 25

Atlanta Business Chronicle

Every Georgian has a stake in our state’s manufacturing sector. Not only is manufacturing one of the cornerstones of the U.S. economy, it also accounts for more than 90 percent of Georgia’s exports. Making things and getting them to the customer has a multiplier effect, directly and indirectly creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and impacting communities across the state.

2011 July 2

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Alexander Hamilton said that "Not only the wealth, but the independence and security of a country, appear to be materially connected with the prosperity of manufacturers."

That statement is perhaps even more relevant today than it was 200 years ago.

2011 June 30

Atlanta Business Chronicle

It’s time to “amp up” America’s manufacturing competitiveness, and at Georgia Tech we’ve already started. On June 24th President Obama announced the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP), a national effort to bring together industry, universities and the federal government to develop ways to create jobs and to help spark a manufacturing renaissance in the United States. The focus will be on identifying and investing in key emerging technologies, such as information technology, biotechnology and nanotechnology—areas that many times represent a cost prohibitive investment for most individual companies. By working together we can help U.S. manufacturers improve cost, quality and speed of production in order to be globally competitive.