updated: 6/12/2012 12:55:15 PM
Anderson Mayor Kevin Smith has taken part in a jobs panel at a manufacturing summit today in Washington D.C. Mayors from several manufacturing cities are participating in discussions on ways to boost the sector.
June 11, 2012
LANSING, Mich. - American communities are struggling to maintain viable economies and local quality of life. A central challenge is to maintain the nation’s manufacturing sector, in both traditional industries and emerging high-tech and green job sectors. This challenge is even greater because U.S. localities are struggling to maintain and improve critical, outmoded infrastructure that is needed to keep the economy moving, including transportation, energy, water/wastewater and other physical and economic infrastructure.
Mayors and other local government officials from across the nation will join with allies from the private and public sectors to convene a “Keep America Moving” event in Washington on June 12, 2012 that will call for new and invigorated efforts to boost American manufacturing, infrastructure investment, and jobs creation. This effort will launch a new Keep America Moving agenda of policies and actions that the nation should undertake, and this event will be used to form new alliances among local and state governments, manufacturers and business organizations, labor unions, non-profit organizations and federal officials to move this agenda forward. This event is organized by a new “Mayors for America” campaign together with the Mayors Automotive Coalition and other allied organizations.
This conference will take place on Tuesday, June 12th at the Senate Visitors Center,
Source: Mayors For America