Restoring American competitiveness
In the 1980's, the Reagan administration teamed up with more than a dozen U.S. companies to launch a public-private research partnership that could restore the nation's competitiveness in the face of a rising Japanese semiconductor industry.
The resulting consortium continues to be a key player in the tech industry.
As Eric Anderson reports in the Albany Times Union, today the U.S. faces similar challenges from China in the race for clean energy and advanced technologies. What's needed are new approaches in order to remain competitive.
Anderson reports on a recent meeting of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness, and efforts to boost America's technical edge. He says that developments like additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, could be a "game changer," and an area in which the U.S. could enjoy "huge strategic advantages."
Read more about the race for greater technological developments in the U.S.
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