Today, President Obama launched the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, an effort bringing together American manufacturers, colleges and universities, and the federal government, to invest in technologies that will create well-paying jobs and enhance our global competitiveness. I am pleased that the President is committed to encouraging American manufacturing, and I hope that we can work together in this effort.
I recently re-launched a new initiative called the “Make It In America” agenda, a plan to create jobs and rebuild American manufacturing by creating an environment that encourages companies to invest in job creation and innovation here in the U.S. Throughout the past year, I have met with local manufacturers in the Fifth District, including: Immediate Response Technologies, Antenna Research Associates, Stone Industrial, ProtoCAD Corporation, JEM Engineering, A.D.J. Sheet Metal, Capital Plastics Company, Techno Sciences, and Stromberg Sheet Metal Works. I recently expanded outreach to bring local manufacturers, business leaders, and educators together to discuss ways to develop the most talented, educated, and prepared workforce in the world.
This month, I hosted a Make It In America seminar in Clinton to discuss ways to help Maryland businesses compete successfully in overseas markets. This event brought together local businesses with federal resources and focused on providing businesses the tools they need to make their products here in the U.S. and sell them throughout the world. Building on this effort, I will join Congressman Sarbanes next Wednesday for an event in Baltimore where we will bring together manufacturers from all over the State to discuss the Make It In America agenda and how by innovating here, growing here, and creating jobs here, we can play a critical role in improving our economy.
For more information on the Make It In America agenda, click here.
Finally, this month I celebrated 30 years in Congress. It has been my honor to serve my constituents for 30 years and counting, and I want to thank you for your continued support. To mark the occasion, I shared some of my memories from my time in public service on Facebook. To view the photo album, click here.
As always, thank you for allowing me to share this update with you, and please continue to share your concerns and insights with me by contacting my office.