In her latest Forbes.com article, Deborah Wince-Smith highlights the strategic importance of regional partnerships between the United States and Asia necessary to compete with China. National Competitiveness Leaders convene at Mountain West Innovation Summit to discuss key charges ahead to advance the competitiveness agenda. The Council also launches a new breakthrough partnership with Japan: The U.S.-Japan Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness. The Council also welcomes new members Dr. Philip J. Hanlon, Mr. Thomas Hudson, Dr. Mark E. Keenum, Ms. G. Gabrielle Star, Mr. Olin L. Wethington and Dr. Barbara Wilson. Read more here.