Congressman Tim Ryan Statement on Brookings Institution and Rockefeller Foundation Announcement Regarding The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute

Jan 19, 2013 Issues: Helping Working Families

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Congressman Tim Ryan Statement on Brookings Institution and Rockefeller Foundation

Announcement Regarding The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute

Congressman Tim Ryan today released the following statement in response to Brookings Institution and the Rockefeller Foundation announcement that the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NAMII), located in downtown Youngstown, is one of the “Top Ten Most Innovative Economic Development Initiatives” to watch in 2013.

"Once again marquee institutions in the United States are telling the world to keep an eye on the cutting edge innovations going on in Youngstown and the Tech Belt region. Additive manufacturing is going to transform every sector of our national economy and the innovations will be rippling out of the Mahoning Valley. The Brookings Institution and the Rockefeller Foundation say that this project champions a ‘vision of economic growth that is productive, sustainable, inclusive, and globally oriented.’ I couldn’t agree more.

“There is much work to be done and I am confident our team will live up to the high expectations. This announcement confirms the forward momentum we've achieved in creating a "Miracle on the Mahoning.”

Link to Brookings Institution/Rockefeller Foundation Press Release: https://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Multimedia/Interactives/2013/InnovationsToWatch/Innovations%20to%20Watch%20Press%20Release%20%20FINAL.pdf

Link to National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute:

https://namii.org/

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