American manufacturing is at an inflection point. The industry is poised for a resurgence that will have profound implications for American innovation, economic growth, and employment. Close collaboration between the public and private sectors will be instrumental for the US to usher in the next generation of advanced manufacturing.
This discussion will be sharply focused on identifying the roles and responsibilities of respective stakeholders to re-energize a manufacturing resurgence in America, with digital technology as the leading indicator. The conversation will be moderated with special consideration to the following questions:
- What are the policy decisions that must be made to bring manufacturing jobs back to the US?
- How do you build a skilled-labor workforce for the next generation to sustain growth in digital manufacturing?
- How much does the US economy stand to benefit — in GDP, in jobs, and in capital — from encouraging advanced manufacturing in the United States?
- How do we delineate policy at the national, state, and regional levels to encourage this transition?