MERRIMACK, New Hampshire (CNN) – At a leading technology company outside of
Manchester, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, called for America to restore its position as an innovation leader or risk losing its place in the global economy.
"Americans have been inspired by ideas, and our prosperity has been empowered by them," Clinton said. "But in the last six and a half years we are slowly giving up our advantage. We have seen our investment in research and development stay static. China has doubled the share of its national wealth invested in research and development even as the size of its economy has doubled as well."
Appearing before a group of employees at GT Solar, Clinton outlined her innovation agenda which includes a commitment to broadband expansion, investment in alternative forms of energy and increases in funding for research and development.
On Thursday, Clinton takes her presidential campaign to Plymouth State University where she will discuss her plan to make college more affordable.
– CNN New Hampshire Producer Sareena Dalla