Regional Technology Leader To Discuss America’s Competitiveness In The Global Marketplace With LLTA

Gainesville, Ga. – Mike Levin, executive director of the American Electronics Association (AeA) Southeastern Council, will present the findings of AeA’s new report, Losing the Competitive Advantage?: The Challenge for Science and Technology in the United States, at the March membership meeting of the Lake Lanier Technology Alliance (LLTA). The meeting is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce. Admission is $5 for LLTA members and $10 for guests.

“We are excited and very fortunate to have such a knowledgeable leader in America’s technology community willing to make time to share this report with us in Gainesville,” said Kevin York, LLTA chairman. “Every local business, educational, and governmental leader should be in attendance to learn what needs to happen to keep America competitive for the future.”

The report, making national headlines and considered controversial by some industry experts, finds that, “America can no longer remain idle if we hope to continue our lead in science and technology. We are neglecting the factors that sparked the U.S. technology revolution. Ultimately, this threatens U.S. economic vitality and our competitiveness in the global marketplace.”

Losing the Competitive Advantage? also concludes that the American K-12 educational system is failing to provide the math and science skills necessary for kids to compete as knowledge workers in the 21st century. In an information economy, the majority of jobs – not just those specifically in high tech – require a grounding in math and science. The U.S. higher education system is also not graduating enough engineers, computer scientists, and mathematicians to support the growth of the U.S. high-tech industry.

Levin is the regional director of the AeA, the nation’s largest high-tech trade association. Founded in 1943, AeA serves its members through advocacy, training, research and business services. For more information on the AeA’s Competitive report, visit

The Lake Lanier Technology Alliance is a non-profit member organization formed with the mission to foster the growth of the technology industry and its resources through the development, education and promotion of the Lake Lanier region and its technology professionals. For more information on the LLTA, visit

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