The domestic manufacturing sector is America’s leading buyer of technology. It accounts for 90 percent of all new patents, and for nearly a third of all private-sector research and development.
There are incentives in place that help American industry foster that innovative edge. For the best return, though, these investments in the future economy should ultimately result in jobs for American workers so that more of us benefit. There are plenty of proposals that marry innovation to workforce development. Will we improve our innovative edge by instituting them?
The U.S. expertly encourages innovation. But we need more. And we aren’t reaping the full benefits of our commitment to R&D.
Innovation Can Drive New American Jobs
To restore American leadership in manufacturing, public investment in industrial research and development must be robust and directed to create factory jobs in the United States.
Hubs: Part of the solution
Innovation can and should be used to encourage manufacturing activity.
Blueprint for the Future
Learn more about the public policies that will spur a true manufacturing resurgence.
ReMaking America is the second volume on manufacturing policy edited by Richard McCormack.