Leaders emphasize the impact of manufacturing on Maryland’s innovation ecosystem

COLUMBIA, Md. (June 28, 2023) – TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, released its 50th episode of TEDCO Talks, a virtual series highlighting thought-leaders throughout Maryland. On this episode, TEDCO CEO, Troy LeMaile-Stovall, interviews Mike Galiazzo, PhD, president of the Regional Manufacturing Institute (RMI) of Maryland. 

Mike GaliazzoThis fireside chat interview began with Galiazzo and LeMaile-Stovall discussing the impact that manufacturing has on the workforce, the job opportunities it provides and what can be done to build a more robust ecosystem in Maryland.

“Times have changed and that’s why I’m so hopeful, particularly because of the adoption of new technology. We’re having a resurgence of manufacturing…we need to focus more on helping people understand what is going on inside manufacturing and why it’s a worthwhile industry to be engaged in. You know, manufacturing makes goods that are good for the world, and in Maryland we do it in a good way,” explained Galiazzo.

In 2023, RMI joined forces with the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MD-MEP) aligning resources to provide new directions and drive for Maryland Manufacturing.  Together, RMI & MEP along with visionary partners like TEDCO, are defining the technological future of next-generation Maryland Manufacturing.  

RMILearn more about RMI, the diverse and robust occupations throughout manufacturing, and how Galiazzo supports the Maryland entrepreneurial community by watching the full episode at  

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