Arlington, Va. — AIA welcomes today’s announcement of two new public-private manufacturing innovation institutes. It demonstrates a clear commitment on the part of the administration to strengthen American manufacturing and invest in innovative new technologies that will grow our economy and support our national security.
The aerospace and defense industry historically has been a leader in manufacturing and design innovation and has continually developed products and processes that benefit the economy and society at large. It is exciting that these and potentially future institutes will be devoted to investing in the advancement of aerospace and defense technologies.
We are encouraged that so many of our member companies are already fully engaged with this initiative. AIA and our Technical Operations Council have been particularly supportive of the president’s vision and looks forward to the opportunity to partner with the government and companies across all sectors of the economy.