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Trump Panel: New Administration Must Embrace Comprehensive Strategy to Bolster U.S. Manufacturing

Posted By Jeff Moad, January 12, 2017

trump.jpgThe incoming Trump Administration must move beyond one-off “name and shame” actions aimed at influencing large, global manufacturers to preserve domestic production and, instead, develop an aggressive and comprehensive manufacturing strategy focusing on tougher trade enforcement, tax reform, development and implementation of Manufacturing 4.0 technologies, and support for the expansion of a next-generation workforce, a panel of policy experts told the Manufacturing Leadership Council and guests this week.

Speaking on the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration as President and following an election campaign that focused extensively on the preservation and restoration of manufacturing jobs and the U.S. industrial economy, the panel of experts expressed cautious optimism that, with the right focus, the new administration “can help encourage the industrial renaissance that is already underway,” said Jerry J. Jasinowski, former president of the National Association of Manufacturers and a member of the Board of Advisors for the Manufacturing Institute.

The special debate, sponsored by Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council for members and guests, focused on outlining the policies that the new administration should put in place to support U.S. manufacturing

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