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July 4th, 2010

N.H. and Mass. plan would grow manufacturing in Merrimack Valley

Abstract:
The states of New Hampshire and Massachusetts have put together what they're calling a strategic plan for growing the manufacturing base of the Merrimack Valley by promoting collaboration in both states.

The Merrimack Valley Regional Innovation Grant plan is the result of a $250,000 federal grant that surveyed the needs of manufacturing companies in the two-state region.

"We know that advanced manufacturing in areas such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, robotics and biometrics can produce good-paying jobs in homeland security, medical equipment manufacturing, clean energy, aerospace and other areas of growth," he said. "Advanced manufacturing requires that workers have skills with computers, the ability to read and translate diagrams and flow charts, and the ability to work in teams. We should align our educational and workforce training programs to meet these needs."

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