|*Our educational system and leaders are not doing a good job of producing the engineers, mathematicians, and scientists we need for the future. We are already importing large numbers of foreign experts.
|*Experts cannot advance knowledge without funding. Funding comes from corporate and government investment capital. Neither is available unless business and investment are robust, and there is a large tax base.
|*Funding must be available for world-class facilities on the leading edge of the unknown, and these are expensive.