VIDEO: Advanced Industries Are the Center of America’s Economic Future

”America’s high-tech, high-innovation sectors are the center of America’s economic future,” says Senior Fellow Mark Muro in this new video profiling advanced industries.

Watch how one innovative battery company in Pittsburgh epitomizes the capabilities of this sector:

Many advanced industry jobs are available to workers at all levels of education, they pay well, and they operate in almost every metro area. “America’s advanced industries are going to be crucial if the U.S. is going to regain its true economic prosperity,” Muro says. He continues:

America’s business, civic, and government leaders need to commit to rebuilding the advanced industry sector. We need to pile on to technology innovation, reinvest in our STEM workforce, and rebuild our regional ecosystems in every region of the country.”

Next Thursday, February 5, the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program hosts a major CEO forum, Powering Prosperity: Introducing America’s Advanced Industries. The CEOs from Paccar, Stanley Black and Decker, Siemens, Alcoa, Editas Medicine, and PTC will participate. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe will deliver a keynote address. Learn more about how to attend or watch the live webcast here.