The Job Creation through Energy Efficient Manufacturing Act is a necessary component in building a robust manufacturing innovation ecosystem. The bill would spur the development and implementation of energy efficient technologies in the manufacturing sector, improving the productivity and competitiveness of American firms, while also reducing production costs and enhancing environmental quality.
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Manufacturing Innovation is Key to Boosting Growth
The Senate Commerce Committee took an important step towards boosting manufacturing competitiveness and innovation last week with the mark-up of the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act (RAMI). The bipartisan bill, cosponsored by Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Roy Blunt (R-MO), would create the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), which would be comprised of up to 15 public-private, manufacturing innovation hubs. These centers would accelerate manufacturing innovation in technologies with commercial applications by bridging the gap between basic research performed at U.S. universities and research laboratories and product development by U.S. manufacturers.
Big Data Can be a Big Help to City
Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg helped transform New York into one of the most innovative cities in the nation, using data to reduce fire fatalities, enhance relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy and find the source of sewer back-ups, among other examples. Mayor Bill de Blasio can build on this legacy to boost economic growth, public safety and education, improving the lives of all New Yorkers.
Investment in Medical Innovation Produces Immense Value for Patients, Economies
The U.S. has already made great strides in the field of medical innovation. Maintaining our focus and investment in this field is a critical necessity in order for patients, economies and societies the world over to reap the benefits of future discoveries.
Reuters (Predictably) Gets It Wrong. Again
One of the reasons the “controversy” over crops improved through biotechnology persists, is because it is manufactured and sustained by a well-organized, ongoing campaign, funded and sustained by vested interests. This astroturf campaign is fueled by credulous and disengaged journalists who recycle their press releases, and allow those biases to bleed over into other coverage.
Innovation Economics and the Future of American Competitiveness
Today, nations compete fiercely to grow and attract the highest-value-added economic activity, the high-wage, knowledge-intensive manufacturing, research, software, information technology (IT), and services jobs that power today’s global, innovation-based economy. Unless the United States develops a comprehensive innovation strategy designed to spur development in these knowledge-based industries we risk further economic stagnation and job loss.
America Needs Corporate Tax Reform
Corporations have more choices today about how to structure their organizations and finances, where to locate their headquarters and operations and how to send profits to shareholders. All of this will make tax collection more difficult. Other countries are competing for this high-value-added production and jobs by lowering their corporate tax rates. The United States must follow suit.
What Manufacturing Renaissance?
Contrary to growing popular opinion, manufacturing is not on the rebound and new policies are required to address the challenges the sector faces. This includes lowering corporate taxes and establishing a robust innovation ecosystem that can promote new product development, enhance productivity and improve global competitiveness.
Characterizing Energy Access, Climate Change, and Innovation
The environment and development communities are squared off in a fight about the Overseas Private Investment Corporation’s role in increasing global energy access over renewables vs. natural gas. But what both parties are missing is the importance of developing and supporting a robust global energy innovation ecosystem that can lead to breakthroughs that will make clean energy cheap everywhere.
Millennials Re-Envisioning Environmentalism and Climate Policy
On the Chelsea Krost Radio Show blog, CCEI Executive Director Matthew St