Guest blog post by Mark Schmit
and Zara Brunner, National Institute
of Standards and Technology
The first Friday of the month might not normally stand out, but the first
Friday of October is a very big deal to us at the Hollings Manufacturing
Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) program. Every day we help small and mid-size
manufactures innovate and grow, but tomorrow we help them celebrate Manufacturing Day (MFG Day).
Today at 2:15 p.m. ET, President Obama will speak to entrepreneurs at Northwestern University about the future of America's 21st century economy.
Take a first look at what he'll be talking about.
Our economy is stronger now than when the President took office during the Great Recession. Businesses are creating more jobs, our manufacturing sector is booming, and our nation is more energy independent than ever before.
Don't miss President Obama speak at 2:15pm ET on a new foundation for our economy → http://t.co/IYD2qteVJu pic.twitter.com/Cf0YcPnzZl
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) October 2, 2014
post by Barb Ewing, Chief Operating Officer for the Youngstown Business
Incubator, and Scott Deutsch, Manager, Communications & Special Programs
for the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining
Business Incubator is home to the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation
Institute (“America Makes”), the pilot program for the President’s National
Network for Manufacturing Innovation.
Note: This blog is jointly authored by SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet and Jonathan Greenblatt. It first appeared on ...Read More
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This afternoon, President Obama welcomed Major League Soccer team Sporting Kansas City to the White House in honor of the team's 2013 MLS Cup championship win.
In his remarks, the President noted the success that Kansas City sports teams are having as of late -- with the Royals advancing to the playoffs, as well as the Chiefs' blowout win over the New England Patriots this past Monday -- but gave credit to Sporting KC for being "the ones who got it all started."
In this year's State of the Union, President Obama announced that he would be issuing an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to pay their workers a minimum wage of $10.10. Today, Secretary of Labor Tom Perez announced a final rule that implements the Executive Order -- and the rule will benefit almost 200,000 American workers.
"By raising the minimum wage for workers on federal contracts, we're rewarding a hard day's work with fair pay," Secretary Perez said.
In recognition of Manufacturing Day on October 3, the Census Bureau presents descriptions of its wide array of data products on the manufacturing sector of the economy. Additionally, statistics on all 364 industries in the manufacturing sector are now available from the 2012 Economic Census.2012 Economic Census Industry Series: A complete series of national-level data files on specific manufacturing industries, including, for instance, the number of establishments, payroll, number of employees, value of product shipments and services provided by businesses.Read More
Guest blog post by Steve Betza, Director of Advanced Manufacturing and
Development at Lockheed Martin.Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a
global security and aerospace company that employs about 113,000 people
worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development,
manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems,
products and services.
President Barack Obama holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel in the Oval Office, Oct 1, 2014.
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