Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero said she has instructed the Guam Economic Development Authority and the Bureau of Statistics and Plans to prepare a feasibility study for a potential new industry: manufacturing parts for the military.

Leon Guerrero this week provided information about her trip to Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Hawaii.

“In my discussion with the undersecretary of the Navy, … we discussed the idea of bringing additive manufacturing, commonly known as three-dimensional printing, to Guam,” the governor said.

The technology could allow the military to more easily get needed parts while deployed or in remote areas.

“We agreed the emerging technology could support Guam’s economic growth and resiliency and strengthen the island’s position in the Asia-Pacific region by increasing military capabilities at lower cost,” the governor said.

“Guam’s economic resiliency is heavily dependent on industry diversification, and our island is in the perfect position to experiment with new technologies, attract investors and build up our workforce,” she said.

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