Tuesday September 25, 2012 0 comments
DENVER - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper joined leaders from the state's manufacturing industry to announce the launch of the Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance.
The alliance is comprised of members of the manufacturing industry and leaders in government and education, who will work to increase the global competitiveness of advanced manufacturing in Colorado and create jobs across the state.
"The Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance is a perfect example of the collaboration needed to create new jobs and more capital investment in our state," Hickenlooper said.
"Advanced manufacturing is uniquely positioned to lead our state's recovery because it cuts across many of Colorado's key industries. The alliance will help address the business needs of Colorado's manufacturers today and pave the way for the innovators and manufacturers of the future."
The idea for CAMA grew out of the Bottom-Up economic initiative, which gathered input from over 5,000 people to help create the Colorado Blueprint.
"Gov. Hickenlooper's Colorado Blueprint served as the catalyst for manufacturers to organize around issues that will grow our industry and manufacturing employment throughout Colorado," said Noel Ginsburg, president of Intertech Plastics and chair of CAMA.
"This is the first time in 32 years of business that I have seen a coordinated industry effort to strengthen manufacturing in Colorado."
"The creation of CAMA is the result of our key industries and regional development strategies," said Ken Lund, executive director of the Colorado Office of Economic development and International Trade.
"As Colorado continues to deepen its knowledge economy, it is critical that we advance efforts around manufacturing production and increase our capacity to manufacture high-quality products."
For more information, visit www.co-cama.org.