TROY- Manufacturers, policy makers, and researchers gathered at RPI Thursday morning to discuss the future of manufacturing in the Capital Region.
The meeting aimed to identify the strengths and challenges of manufacturing around the nation.
With RPI and GlobalFoundries in attendance, they say the key is working together.
“You've heard people saying it’s all talk, but here we are walking the talk. What I mean by that is that GlobalFoundries, we are actually doing what we're saying and we're the proof point. GlobalFoundries is the first of its kind global market that supports the public/private partnership and working with the academia,” says Ajit Manochat of GlobalFoundries.
They also talked about the success of Ecovative Design, a company started by an RPI graduate who was able to keep and grow his company here in New York.
The company is headquartered in Green Island.