July 6, 2012
The North Country’s congressional delegation has called for investment in an advanced manufacturing project that targets the transportation-equipment and advanced-materials industries.
U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Rep. Bill Owens have asked the U.S. Economic Development Administration to invest in the project, which is a joint proposal from Clarkson University and the North Country Chamber of Commerce.
Clarkson would work with local regional manufacturers to find ways to strengthen materials yet also make them lighter, while the chamber would provide on-the-job training for employees to develop advanced manufacturing skills and technical assistance and help in government procurement.
Both Clarkson and the chamber would receive assistance from the organization CITEC to improve their capacity to deliver services and training across the region. That would include market intelligence, innovation services, technology acceleration and performance tracking.
Click here to read Dan Heath's full article that appeared in the Press-Republican on July 6, 2012.