What Kind of Manufacturing Do You Believe is in Maryland’s Future?

On Friday, July 6, the Baltimore Business Journal ran an article on the Sparrows Point Partnership, manufacturing and the port.

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I am a member of the Sparrows Point Partnership, appointed by Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. The partnership is led by RMI Board member and Baltimore County Economic Director, Dan Gundersen. ( see earlier post on Sparrows Point Partnership for membership list) We had our first meeting and I am confident that this group will produce a well researched, thoughtful and significant plan.

Please comment to this blog (below) your views on the future of Maryland manufacturing both in Baltimore County and beyond. What kind of manufacturing will be in our future. What do we need to do to be globally competitive. What policies are needed?

What new trends and/or technologies will shape  that future of manufacturing?

Recently, Governor O’Malley appointed to the Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness RMI Board members Drew Greenblatt, Fred Swanner and me.

The  commission is meeting on July 17 at MarquipWardUnited in Baltimore County.

Finally, last week I met privately with Congressman Steny Hoyer to discuss  support for  manufacturing. He is doing a great job speaking out publicly on the future of manufacturing. I am a member of Hoyer’s  Make it in America advisory committee.