Benchmark 7G
Human Society: Global Interdependence
Grades 6-8, page 177

The major ways to promote economic health are to encourage technological development, to increase the quantity or quality of a nation's productive resources--more or better-trained workers, better equipment and methods--and to engage in trade with other nations.

NSES Content Standard F 
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Science and technology in society
Grades 5-8, page 169
Science and technology have advanced through contributions of many different people, in different cultures, at different times in history. Science and technology have contributed enormously to economic growth and productivity among societies and groups within societies.