Join us at NAWB!

If you plan on attending next week’s National Association of Workforce Boards conference, I hope to see you here in Washington DC.   I’ll be participating in the entire event and will also be chairing a panel.  On Monday, March 27th at 4:00 PM, I’ll be part of a panel with my colleagues John Beatty (MassDevelopment), Dan Glasson (the Pentagon’s Office of Economic Adjustment), and Sarah Tennant (Macomb-St. Clair Michigan Works).  We’ll be discussing the challenges (and potential solutions) facing small and medium sized defense manufacturers as they face defense contract cutbacks and shift to entering to new commercial markets at home and abroad.  They face many of the same challenges affecting all manufacturers, but these pressures can be even more intense due to the unique circumstances around defense contracting work.  Come join us to learn how community leaders in Massachusetts, Michigan, and around the US are helping these companies.