Pastides, group to study manufacturing competitiveness
University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides has been named to the Steering Committee of the Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative formed by the Council on Competitiveness in Washington, D.C.
As a member of the Steering Committee, Pastides will work with CEOs of major corporations and university leaders to develop suggestions for a new direction in the manufacturing industry.
The initiative’s main goals include bringing together America’s private sector and universities to develop a vision for manufacturing in today’s economy and society and to understand changes within the global economic environment and how that is affecting U. S. manufacturing competitiveness. Above all, the initiative is to create and advocate a set of policy solutions and suggestions that will make the U.S. the most fertile and attractive environment for manufacturing.
Over the next two years, this initiative will organize high-priority policy-solution groups to study issues affecting the manufacturing climate and develop recommendations for these issues.
A report will be presented to Congress and the Obama administration at a national summit in 2011.