Summit’s focus: Help manufacturing thrive
Most people wouldn’t think of Boston as a center for bicycle manufacturing. But most people don’t buy $7,000 bicycles. That’s the kind they make at Seven Cycles Inc. in Watertown, one of about 7,500 manufacturing companies in Massachusetts. These companies are enjoying a resurgence as the pulse of the economy quickens, manufacturers said. But they also face severe challenges. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology last week, industry executives and academics met to devise better technologies and better train workers.