Policymakers’ Vision Must Be as Big as the Potential of Small and Mid-Sized Manufacturers

September 14, 2011

In the last decade, the United States lost 5.5 million manufacturing jobs and 75,000 factories. At this perilous time in our economic history, policymakers must recognize that MEP can play a critical role in getting moretech-intensive activities in the U.S. manufacturing sector that will benefit so many workers and consumers alike. Communications Director Steve Norton reflects on the clear need to revitalize U.S. manufacturing with a coherent national strategy that harnesses national labs, private sector innovators and government.