The word from Washington and Wall Street these days is that better days are ahead. From President Obama to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke to Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, the message is that we have hit the bottom of the recession and are headed up.All this is good news for the photonics industry. Stimulus funds are pouring into green technologies such as solar power, which affects photonics companies from laser manufacturers to coaters. And the move to energy efficiency is providing an impetus for the LED industry, as these versatile devices find roles in applications ranging from street lighting to hospital operating rooms.And here at Laurin Publishing, we are moving full steam ahead to report on these exciting developments, providing our loyal readers with the latest news, feature articles and insightful analyses.For more than half a century, our goal has been to promote the industry through thick and thin, and this time is no different. Our staff has a combined total of 500 years of experience in monitoring the industry and providing it with the resources it needs to keep moving forward.Just last year, we relaunched Photonics Spectra with a new look and new features to better serve our readers and advertisers. And, to keep up with the latest trends, we are expanding the focus of BioPhotonics, formerly Biophotonics International, to include an emphasis on product development and government and regulatory issues. Also, you will soon see a fresh new look for our photonics.com Web page. It will be loaded with enhanced features, expanded content and informative videos, all in an interactive, user-friendly format. We have always had faith in the industry and have worked to drive it forward. We will continue to do so with a new sense of purpose and vigor.So, with the economy on the mend, let’s look to a brighter tomorrow.