The Southern Governors’ Association, under its president Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, recently commissioned the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) to conduct an economic analysis regarding the value of a regional approach to support the South's advanced manufacturing sector. "For years states in the American South have competed with each other, but we have moved into a new era where we not only compete with each other and with other states, [but] with the world,” Governor Beshear said. “We can compete better if the region comes together on advanced manufacturing and presents a united front. This report provides us with an important tool to begin the process." It is available on the site here.
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