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Statement on the Bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act
Washington, DC--The President & CEO of the Council on Competitiveness Deborah Wince-Smith today issued the following statement on Congressional passage of the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act. "The United States faces global challenges and competition across the scientific, research, and innovation landscapes greater than we’ve ever seen before. China’s share of global research and development […]
Pushing Back the Frontiers of Technology
"Pushing Back the Frontiers of Technology and Defining the Future of Innovation" is the 3rd Competing in the Next Economy webinar from the Council on Competitiveness, in partnership with Lockheed Martin. This conversation focused on key, future tech and innovation opportunities facing the United States. Panelists also explored issues like incorporating national security into the […]
Announcement -- Council Academic and Business Leaders Call for Balanced Approach to Foreign Research Threats
July 8, 2021 Council Leaders Affirm Critical Role of Collaborative Research to U.S. Competitiveness  Policy Recommendations to Mitigate Undue Foreign Influence While Continuing to Attract the Best and Brightest from Around the World In a statement released today, over forty (40) of the Council on Competitiveness's academic and business leaders endorsed a public statement supporting global cooperation […]
Beyond Digital Manufacturing: Understanding the Imperative of Total Transformation
Call it Industry 4.0, smart manufacturing, or digitally-enabled manufacturing…a new phase of the digital revolution is underway in manufacturing. The Council on Competitiveness has been exploring this megatrend, and how to turbocharge a U.S. manufacturing renaissance. This webinar, presented in conjunction with Lockheed Martin, seeks to explore key trends and answer critical questions at the […]
Announcement -- Nolan Pike
June 28, 2021 Council Welcomes Nolan Pike as New Member and Commissioner The Council on Competitiveness is pleased to welcome Nolan Pike, President & CEO, Electrolux North America, as a new member and a commissioner on the Council's National Commission on Innovation and Competitiveness Frontiers. Council president & CEO Deborah Wince-Smith noted, "Nolan will bring […]
Sustainability: Pursuing Innovation with Purpose
Today, sustainability is essential for preserving resources and protecting the environment, but also ensuring the sustainment of communities, diversity and inclusivity, and the flourishing of society in general. Sustainability, in this broad context, is essential for businesses, cities, regions and countries. It is a key issue driving competitiveness in the next economy. The good news […]
Press Release - New University Vice Chair
April 20, 2021 Council on Competitiveness Announces New University Vice Chair, Ms. Joan Gabel, President, University of Minnesota Washington, DC — The Council on Competitiveness (Council) today announced Joan Gabel will become its next University Vice Chair, effective immediately. Ms. Gabel, President of the University of Minnesota, has been an active member of the Council and […]
Statement -- American Jobs Plan
April 1, 2021 Council Statement on the American Jobs Plan Washington, DC, April 1, 2021—America has for too long relied on dwindling dividends from infrastructure investments made more than a half century ago. Today, the U.S. risks losing its position as the dominant global innovation leader. That’s why the Council on Competitiveness and our unique […]
Council on Competitiveness Announces New Business Vice Chair, Ms. Janet Foutty, Executive Chair of the Board, Deloitte US
Washington, DC — Today, the Council on Competitiveness (Council) will announce Ms. Janet Foutty as its next Business Vice Chair. The announcement will be made during the Council’s 2021 National Competitiveness Forum, which is themed “Future Focused,” and brings together national and global leaders from business, academia, labor, the national laboratories, and government. Register here to hear Ms. Foutty’s […]
Announcement -- New Council Chair, Brian Moynihan
February 23, 2021 Mr. Brian Moynihan Announced Chairman of the Council on Competitiveness We are honored to announce that Brian Moynihan, Chairman and CEO of Bank of America has been elected Chairman of the Council on Competitiveness. Mr. Moynihan leads a team of more than 200,000 employees dedicated to making financial lives better for people, companies of […]
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