Innovation in Manufacturing: Driving Growth and Competitiveness

November 15, 2011

In the last decade, manufacturing job growth in the United States has been slower than in any other developed nation. Rob Atkinson calls for a national industrial policy that fosters innovation through tax incentives, workforce development and technology investments. Further, many economists maintain a market-driven approach to policy that has dominated decision-making in Washington. More government and private industry partnerships are needed to re-establish the United States as a global manufacturing leader.