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U.S. Manufacturing

Engendering a Strong American Manufacturing Workforce

Engendering a Strong American Manufacturing Workforce

Ensuring manufacturing’s place in the future of the U.S. economy requires a well-trained, highly skilled, and diverse workforce, capable of handling the complex and adaptive work that makes up modern-day manufacturing.

A Manufacturer's Cheat Sheet for Disruptive Tech

A Manufacturer's Cheat Sheet for Disruptive Tech

The best, most disruptive ideas in tech — the ones that grow money on trees — are stupid-simple. That’s their genius. Here, then, is our cheat sheet on how manufacturers can take advantage of this disruptive tech and win more market share in the process:

A Race to Radical Partnership

A Race to Radical Partnership

Joining forces with disruptive technologies and radical partnerships are central to our national manufacturing competitiveness. If you’re going to compete in this new economy, you’re going to have to go about it in a whole new way.

There's No Such Thing as Free Trade

There's No Such Thing as Free Trade

There is no one answer to the problems our industry and our country face. What’s needed now is indeed a tall order, but not an impossible one. In summary then? Let there be trade. Let it be fair. Let it benefit more of us.