Massachusetts Proclaims Advanced Manufacturing Week, September 29-October 3, 2014

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts

A Proclamation

His Excellency Governor Deval L. Patrick

Whereas: Massachusetts manufacturers are world-class companies that are an essential part of the state’s innovation economy; and

Whereas: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is home to over 7,000 manufacturers with 250,000 employees that distribute their products globally; and

Whereas: Up to 100,00 new workers will be needed over the next 10 years to fill jobs in the Massachusetts manufacturing industry; and

Whereas: The Commonwealth’s “AMP it Up!” campaign has held more than 30 career awareness and manufacturing promotional events that have reached more than 1,000 students, parents, and career counselors; and

Whereas: The Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development in collaboration with the Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative has created programs to support manufacturers

Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim September 29 – October 3, 2014, to be,

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING WEEK

And urge all the citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this week and participate fittingly in its observance.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this 29th day of September, in the year two thousand and fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and thirty-sixth.

By His Excellency

Deval L. Patrick

Governor of the Commonwealth

William Francis Galvin

Secretary of the Commonwealth

God Save the Commonwealth of Massachusetts