COMMERCE AND EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY COLLABORATE TO IMPROVE COMPETITIVENESS OF U.S. AEROSPACE INDUSTRYSeptember 16, 2010 | in News
WASHINGTONâ€“Commerce Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services Nicole Y. Lamb-Hale and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Universityâ€™s (ERAU) Worldwide Campus Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Dr. John Watret will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on September 15 for collaboration in providing services to enhance the competitiveness of the U.S. aerospace manufacturing industry.
â€œThis agreement will help us increase the export performance of U.S. aerospace companies, a major U.S. export sector,â€ said Lamb-Hale. â€œI am particularly pleased that we can do this during National Aerospace Week, which highlights the very significant contribution of U.S. aerospace to the nationâ€™s security and economic growth.â€
The collaboration supports the Presidentâ€™s National Export Initiative, which aims to double exports within five years in support of two million jobs. The aerospace industry supports more than 1 million American jobs and contributes $78.4 billion in export sales to the U.S. economy.
The agreement also supports this weekâ€™s observance of National Aerospace Week, which is being organized by the Aerospace Industries Association and celebrates the contribution of aerospace manufacturing to Americaâ€™s national and economic security.
WHO: Nicole Y. Lamb-Hale Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing and Services
Dr. John Watret Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer ERAU World Wide Campus
WHAT:Â Signing of Memorandum of Understanding
WHEN: Wednesday, September 15, 2010
3:30 p.m. â€“ 4 p.m.
WHERE: 1401 Constitution Ave., NW
Media Coverage: This event is open press. To RSVP, please contact Cory Churches, email@example.com or (202) 482-3251.
International Trade Administration
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