•   Community colleges play an essential role in providing a trained workforce able to adapt to changing technologies and enable new opportunities.

•   Public-private partnerships facilitate the collaboration needed to develop the necessary workforce, provide and enrich research facilities and agendas, help develop new ideas, and support bringing the resulting products to the market.

•   Funding from philanthropic foundations can play a significant and often catalytic role in initiating, complementing, and sustaining action, by regional and state authorities.

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