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Manufacturing Growth: Advanced Manufacturing and the Future of the American Economy

Held Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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WHAT: Manufacturing Growth: Advanced Manufacturing and the Future of the American Economy

WHEN: 3:30-4:30pm, Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

WHERE: Cannon House Office Building, Room 122

DETAILS: Even though the concept for Amazon.com’s Kindle was born in Silicon Valley, it is actually made in Taiwan. When looking for the manufacturing technology needed to build the e-reader, Amazon was forced to look abroad for experienced manufacturers because it was no longer available in the U.S. As a result, the U.S. lost out on producing one of the world’s leading e-readers. How did this happen?

Third Way and The Breakthrough Institute will co-host an event to discuss how stagnant and out-dated policy debates have hindered the development of new era advanced manufacturing. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer and Senator Chris Coons will deliver remarks on the Make It In America Agenda, need for federal action to bolster innovative manufacturers, and the policy implications of our newly-released report, Manufacturing Growth: Advanced Manufacturing and the Future of the American Economy. As our report shows, other nations have robust pro-manufacturing policies that create good jobs and drive innovation. It’s time for the U.S. to catch up.