Advanced Computing in the Age of AI | Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Make It in Australia Dow Chemical CEO Liveris Tells Australian Government 

<img style="float: left;" src="http://media2.hpcwire.com/dmr/Australia_Day.jpg" alt="" width="104" height="65" />Andrew Liveris, the outspoken CEO of Dow Chemical, author of Make It in America, and co-chair of President Obama’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, was Down Under a few days ago and had the Australian government squarely in his sights.

Andrew Liveris, the outspoken CEO of Dow Chemical, author of Make It in America, and co-chair of President Obama’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, was Down Under a few days ago and had the Australian government squarely in his sights.

Liveris returned to his homeland to recommend that Australia follow much the same blueprint outlined in his book in order to revitalize its struggling manufacturing sector. Titled The Dow Chemical Company Advanced Manufacturing Plan for Australia, the plan also calls for a new focus on STEM education and urges public/private partnerships to develop advanced manufacturing. 

Speaking at the university of Technology, Sidney, he told the Australian government to scrap its hands-off policy when it come to helping the country’s manufacturers and adopt policies that will foster ''a balanced, sustainable economy that adds value to resources'', rather than one dependent on minerals and energy.

''Australia's current growth trajectory is unsustainable,'' he said. ''Internal disparities will become exacerbated, and its global competitiveness will decline because other countries are maximising their value-adding capabilities.

''Passivity is not a strategy for growth.''

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