America’s national and economic security—and our ability to create wealth and new jobs—depends upon a robust and adaptive manufacturing ecosystem that supports the generation and translation of ideas into high-value goods and services that serve U.S. and global markets. Manufacturing accounts for the majority of the research and development and productivity growth in the U.S. economy and contributes a large share to our total gross domestic product. The United States cannot be a global economic and technological leader, nor fully recover from recent economic crises, without a strong manufacturing base.
The goal for the U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative is to deliver to the Administration and the Congress, at a national summit convened in 2011, a realistic and comprehensive solutions roadmap—with the advice, participation, and buy-in from a wide range of stakeholders—that will energize a vibrant, diversified, and technologically advanced manufacturing value chain, resulting in American jobs, economic growth, and energy and national security.
The Council’s “Out of the Blue” Manufacturing Dialogue Series is designed to examine, better understand and widely communicate the advantages of manufacturing in the United States. The Council, along with its members and partners have held more than 15 strategic dialogues across the country since its inception in 2011. The series was launched following the release of Make: An American Manufacturing Movement, which presented recommendations and action items to stimulate manufacturing excellence in the U.S.
Click below to download reports from the 2012 “Out of the Blue” Manufacturing Dialogues.
Next GenerationSupply Chain Networks and Logistics
Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Tech, February 28-29th 2012
Accelerating and Innnovating Workforce Development
Snap-On Incorporated, September 24-25th, 2012
Leveraging Talent Development to Drive Innovation
Lehigh University aned Air Products, October 4-5th, 2012
Gaining Strategic Advantage through Advanced Manufacturing Collaboration
Worchester Polytechnic Institute and Raytheon Corpororation, October 18-19th, 2012