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Part I: America’s Advanced Industries: The Backbone of Innovative, Sustained Economic Growth in the U.S.

In the midst of rising uncertainty about the health and long-term stability of our nation’s economy, a new study from the Brookings Institution on America’s Advanced Industries finds that a renewed and sustained investment in this sector is what’s going t…
http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2015/03/part-i-americas-advanced-industries-backbone-innovative-sustained-economic-growth-us

Manufacturing startups head for the cloud—and your city

It’s old news that an explosion of Internet-based tools and services—think GitHub and Amazon Web Services—has made it easier and cheaper for entrepreneurs to transform their cool ideas into finished software products. One result: The urban start-up fer…
http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2015/05/manufacturing-startups-head-cloudand-your-city

Reinventing what it means to live in a factory town

Fremont, California is reinventing what it means to live in a factory town, and the electric car giant has joined in what could be a new era of U.S. manufacturing. Manufacturing may conjure up images of smokestacks and smelters, but two former industri…
http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2015/07/reinventing-what-it-means-live-factory-town

Brookings Metro Program Partners with Fremont, CA on Advanced Industries Symposium

It’s been five years since the venture capitalist Marc Andreessen quipped that “software is eating the world,” meaning that all of the digital tools and platforms needed to transform industries through software finally worked and were doing that. To prove…
http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2016/02/brookings-metro-program-partners-fremont-ca-advanced-industries-symposium

Forgotten rustbelts are giving the United States a new competitive edge by turning into hotspots of innovation

New models for innovation sometimes come from unlikely places, as the authors of "The Smartest Places on Earth" chronicle in their thought-provoking book released this week. Takes From Silicon Valley East brings you this preview.
http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2016/03/forgotten-rustbelts-are-giving-united-states-new-competitive-edge-turning-hotspots-innovation

Advanced Industries Update: A Mixed Picture of Progress

City, metropolitan area, and state leaders across the country continue to look for ways to re-energize the American economy and make it work better for more people. One way they are doing that is by looking to expand the nation’s advanced industries. A…
http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2016/08/advanced-industries-update-mixed-picture-progress

Five ways the Maker Movement can help catalyze a manufacturing renaissance

Amid the hoopla of celebrating a deal to save 800 jobs at a Carrier Corp. factory in Indiana last month, President-elect Donald Trump promised to usher in a “new industrial revolution“—one that sounded as much like a social awakening as a manufacturing on…
http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2017/01/five-ways-maker-movement-can-help-catalyze-manufacturing-renaissance

Auto Industry Patents are Driving Momentum in Clean Technology

With Tesla’s first Model 3 rolling off the line this month right here in Fremont, it’s no surprise we are following auto tech trends closely. That’s why we’re paying particular attention to thought leaders like Mark Muro, whose recent research on cleantec…
http://thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2017/07/auto-industry-patents-are-driving-momentum-clean-technology