America´s Advanced Industries

by Jörgen Eriksson on June 20, 2015


The need for economic renewal in the United States remains urgent. Years of disappointing job growth and stagnant incomes for the majority of workers have left the nation shaken and frustrated.

At the same time, the advanced technology sector develops innovations that will shape our future. From advanced robotics and “3-D printing” to the “digitization of everything”, new innovations are provoking genuine excitement even as they make it hard to see where things are going.

Earlier this year, the Brookings Institute released a report on “America’s “advanced industries”. I read the report while waiting for a delayed flight earlier this week. In the report, the institute claims the advanced industries stand out as a vital component for the future of the U.S. economy.

Defined by their deep investment in R&D and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) workers, these industries encompass the nation’s “tech” sector at its broadest and most consequential.

The advanced industries create good jobs in dozens of high-value, high-technology fields including auto making, medical device manufacturing, and energy generation.

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Below is a video about the report, here is a link to the document, and interactive data can be found here.

America´s Advanced Industries

About Jörgen Eriksson :

Jörgen Eriksson is the founder of Bearing and is the Chairman of the firm since it was created. He has successfully expanded Bearing into covering projects on four continents. He is also Adjunct Professor of Innovation Management at the International University of Monaco and at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona and he is an active member of the Founders Alliance organisation.

Working with consulting engagements across Bearings practices, he has over the past fifteen years participated in and supervised a large number of client projects, from innovation system development and place development and branding, to merger and acquisition assignments and leading edge research and business development activities for key clients.

His new book, Branding for Hooligans, will be published in 2015. It is about how innovation and branding are key survival factors in our modern times of hyper competitive markets.

Prior to Bearing, he was Director of Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Trema Treasury Management, a technology and consulting services provider, supplying financial software solutions for the global financial industry, Clients included The European Central Bank, Citibank, SEB, South African reserve Bank, Deutsche Bank, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), as well as many other large financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies.

Early in his career Eriksson was educated at the Stockholm School of Economics, where he studied economics, financial economics and philosophy. He then worked in Scandinavian investment banks and also for the Swedish Institute of National Defense Research.

You can contact Jörgen on e-mail, connect on LinkedIn onörgen-eriksson/0/38/8a0/ and follow him on twitter on joreri508.

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