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5 Sustainability and the Future of the Institutes
Pages 31-32

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... argued that the most critical component of the institutes' sustainability strategy is in disseminating the narrative about the institutes putting individuals into the "right educational pathways" to jobs with sustainable wages while making sure that policy makers and funders at federal, state, and local levels hear this narrative. Nicolaus Rhenwrick of Lockheed Martin stated that it was critically important for his firm that the companies that make up its supply base, especially small and medium-sized manufacturers, are ready to meet Lockheed's manufacturing needs.
From page 32...
... The institutes' success, in turn, can be measured by the number of domestic high-tech firms that have been de-risked, the number of engineers and scientists educated, the number of products facilitated to commercialization, and the proliferation of technology via patents, workforce development, and collaboration among members. The bottom line is that the institutes help to ensure that the United States remains at the leading edge of manufacturing by serving as technology focal points, addressing market failures, and providing continued workforce education.

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