NSNJ Podcast: Dr. Gale Spak & Raymond Vaccari

New Jersey possesses a rich history with respect to manufacturing, dating back to 1791 and the founding of the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures, a unique quasi-governmental body launched by Alexander Hamilton to cultivate the industry along the Passaic River.

In recent years, the federal government and a number of states have recognized the significant role played by manufacturing in the innovation economy, enacting initiatives to rejuvenate the sector’s mechanics, techniques and workforce.

As New Jersey assesses its manufacturing present and future, the state does so from a position of natural strength, thanks to unrivaled density, an enviable location, transport access and a network of engaged partners.

Joining New Start New Jersey for a discussion of manufacturing in the state are Dr. Gale Spak, Associate Vice President at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Raymond Vaccari, Director of Manufacture New Jersey.


New Start New Jersey believes our state can do better — better for our families, better for our middle class. Committed not only to exploring, but also to enacting the most effective public policy initiatives to grow the economy and improve our quality of life, New Start New Jersey will work to generate momentum toward fulfilling our considerable promise, ensuring a more prosperous future for our state and all of our citizens.



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