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A Wake-Up Call on National Manufacturing Day

WASHINGTON (October 5, 2012) - ITIF is celebrating National Manufacturing Day today, but unfortunately, there is actually not much to celebrate.

Despite all the recent optimism about a U.S. manufacturing rebound, the reality is manufacturing is a critical sector of our economy that has yet to regain its competitive strength.

As ITIF's Rob Atkinson and Stephen Ezell wrote in their recent Yale University Press book Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage, "In no previous decade has the United Stat