Maybe all of us became enamored of making money from money, money from money from money, and we forgot that making things, real, innovative things, matters.
So said Dow Chemical’s CEO Andrew Liveris today at The National Summit in Detroit. The Summit, hosted by the Detroit Economic Club, is bringing together top business leaders and politicians to determine the next steps that need to be taken to bring a remedy to America’s shaky economy. The program looks to focus on the areas of technology, energy, environment, and manufacturing. The hope is that this meeting of ideas will produce a list of top issues in each area as well as top actions that need to be taken in the near future to thoroughly address these problems.
What is so interesting about Mr. Liveris’ quote is that it hits the foundation of wealth. A country’s wealth is found not in the amount of money it has, but in the amount and quality of goods and services it provides. If the summit can bring about a revolution in the American economy that increases manufacturing, and advances technology to truly achieve greater wealth, it will go far to reverse the current crisis.
Adam Rule – MCPP Intern