Manufacturing

Perhaps it’s the natural human aversion to bad news—sometimes known as the “ostrich effect”—but few opinion leaders on U.S. economic policy appear willing to take a cold, hard look at the state of U.S. manufacturing. If they did, they wouldn’t be happy.
Manufacturing
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February 19, 2018
Perhaps it’s the natural human aversion to bad news—sometimes known as the “ostrich effect”—but few opinion leaders on U.S. economic policy appear willing to take a cold, hard look at the state of U.S. manufacturing. If they did, they wouldn’t be happy.
December 1, 2017
Join ITIF for two expert panels on the intersection of technology and the future of U.S. manufacturing.
November 14, 2017
Speaking at the 32nd Pacific Economic Community Seminar in Taipei, Taiwan, Stephen Ezell explained why the digitization of manufacturing matters, and what governments’ roles and responsibilities should be to facilitate the transition.
November 1, 2017
Speaking to the Korean Institute for the Promotion of Information and Communications Technologies (IIPT) in Seoul, South Korea, Stephen Ezell explained how digitization is transforming modern manufacturing, and why countries need “Industry 4.0” strategies.
August 7, 2017
Speaking at the NCSL 2017 Legislative Summit in Boston, Rob Atkinson explained the state role in reviving U.S. manufacturing.
June 22, 2017
Cloud computing represents a key platform technology that is playing an essential and foundational role in enabling the next production revolution. Policymakers should ensure it continues to transform manufacturing and bolster America’s manufacturing competitiveness.
March 6, 2017
Among the most controversial uses that President Donald Trump has found for the bully pulpit, at least in the eyes of free-market advocates and believers in Washington’s pro-trade consensus, has been to hector individual companies into keeping jobs in the United States, writes Rob Atkinson in National Review.
February 22, 2017
It’s time to change the narrative that U.S. manufacturing jobs are being lost to robots in a rapid shift to high-tech “factories of the future” that pushes U.S. manufacturing output to an all-time high, write Adams Nager and Rob Atkinson in IndustryWeek.
February 13, 2017
Automation was not the primary culprit behind manufacturing job losses, and now too little automation is depressing U.S. output and leading to stagnation in U.S. manufacturing.
January 31, 2017
From his involvement in the deal to keep Carrier from moving some of its jobs to Mexico to the warnings he has issued to other companies that are thinking about moving jobs abroad, President Trump has signaled that he is serious about shoring up U.S. manufacturing, writes Rob Atkinson in the Christian Science Monitor.

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