Is this the best time to invest in new people and equipment? Is this a good time to look for different customers, markets, and opportunities? While no one can predict what the future will hold, staying ahead of trends can help you and your company remain competitive. In this panel discussion, you will hear from Christine Nolan, director of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing based at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, the agency focused on growing the tech and innovation sectors across Massachusetts; Rick Sullivan, the president & CEO of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts; and Laura Teicher, executive director of FORGE, a nonprofit that helps connect innovators with manufacturing resources. Christine, Rick and Laura will share insights gained from working with hundreds of regional manufacturers and innovators. Bring your questions!