On June 30, former President Bill Clinton announced the support of his Clinton Global Initiative for the Urban Manufacturing Alliance, a new partnership between the Pratt Center, SF Made, and other organizations working on behalf of small manufacturers in U.S. cities.
"This is a very important time for America to look for homegrown solutions to the jobs crisis," said President Clinton at the initiative's Chicago summit. "We do not do enough to generate internal economic development, particularly in areas of high unemployment." Turning to Pratt Center Director Adam Friedman and Kate Sofis, executive director of SF Made, Clinton added, "I am very happy about this and I want to congratulate all these folks for their commitment."
Watch the video of President Clinton's full announcement of the Clinton Global Initiative's Commitment to Action for the Urban Manufacturing Alliance.