Processing Magazine

Dow supports report on sparking investment, innovation in US manufacturing

July 18, 2012

MIDLAND, Mich. — Dow Chemical Co. today announced its support for the “Report to the President on Capturing Domestic Competitive Advantage in Advanced Manufacturing.”

This report is a follow-on to last year''s report by the President''s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), titled “Ensuring American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing,” which highlighted that boosting U.S. manufacturing is critical to creating an economy built to last and led President Obama to create the public-private Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) and its Steering Committee of 18 leaders in business and academia.

The report of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership reflects extensive input from a broad base of stakeholders and sets forth a series of recommendations to spark investment and innovation in U.S. advanced manufacturing with a focus on three central themes: enabling innovation, securing a talent pipeline and improving the business climate.

"This report is a positive step forward in the national drive to enhance American manufacturing competitiveness, particularly in advanced technologies and materials," said Andrew N. Liveris, Dow chairman and CEO. "This initiative will help set the stage for advanced manufacturing to thrive in the U.S. by creating a foundation that can accelerate the development of the new solutions and technologies which are critical for job creation and sustainable economic growth."

Liveris was appointed by the White House to serve as the co-chair of President Obama''s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee.