Manufacturing

Two Cheers for Martin Baily’s “U.S. Manufacturing”

February 14, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

A new study by Martin Bailey and Barry Bosworth confirms previous research conducted by ITIF which shows a steep decline in U.S. manufacturing output over the last decade. This new data will hopefully serve as a wakeup call for policymakers on the need to address the competitiveness and growth issues faced by this vital sector.

Can Google's Robots Build a New Future for US Manufacturing?

The Verge
The real choice is between continued erosion of our manufacturing capabilities or a more revolutionary transformation through technology.

Tax Reform for U.S. Manufacturing

February 12, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

The United States has one of the highest effective corporate tax rates in the world, especially for manufacturers. If we want to improve competitiveness and job growth this has to change.

Manufacturing Institutes are Key to Revitalizing Manufacturing in the U.S.

The Guardian
Rob Atkinson argues the proposed NNMI is crucial to improving U.S. manufacturing competitiveness.

Countries Policies to Support Advanced Manufacturing

February 5, 2014
| Presentations

Stephen Ezell reviewed countries developing new industrial polices that target leadership in advanced manufacturing, investments in R&D, tech commercialization and advanced manufacturing capacity of SMEs to the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology.

Reaction to Speech: Thanks for New Innovation Centers but Policies Need Help

Industry Week
Six new NNMI centers will bolster the sector, however better policies are needed to create more manufacturing jobs.

Manufacturing Institutes: A Key to Revitalizing U.S. Manufacturing

January 30, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

The U.S. has developed a number of innovative technologies, from LED displays to solar cells, and then seen the large scale manufacturing of these products move overseas. The National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) is a unique, government-university-industry partnership designed to address this issue by creating a conduit for innovative R&D to be transitioned to design and manufacture he in the United States, promoting competitiveness and job growth. 

Industry Policy Should Not be Black and White

January 15, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

For the US to develop an effective national manufacturing strategy, manufacturers will have to move beyond their often knee jerk opposition to government and recognize the ways governments at all levels can promote business development and growth. Absent this maturation, we can only expect more of the same: each side talking past each other, building up resentments, and getting nowhere as our competitors are laughing all the way to the bank.

Why Factory Jobs May be Returning to America

Maclean’s
Robert Atkinson argues the small movement of jobs back to the U.S. is largely cyclical and not indicative of a broader trend.
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