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The Case for Manufacturing

"Competitiveness and sustainability of the manufacturing sector are essential to ensure job growth and economic prosperity in Indiana. There is renewed national interest in manufacturing research and education. The call for action to renew the country’s leadership in manufacturing creates a once in a generation opportunity for the State to lead the nation in the revitalization of the manufacturing sector." Abhijit V Deshmukh, the James J. Solberg Head and Professor of Industrial Engineering

Documents:

Accelerating Advanced Manufacturing with New Research Centers

BROOKINGS-ROCKEFELLER
Project on State and Metropolitan Innovation "Accelerating Advanced Manufacturing with New Research Centers " Susan Helper and Howard Wial

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The Skills Gap in U.S. Manufacturing

A report on talent in the manufacturing industry Sponsored by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute

  1. Does Manufacturing have the talent it needs to perform in the global marketplace?
  2. The performance imperative
  3. Skills gap: Current snapshot
  4. Future forward
  5. Methodology
  6. Authors

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NRC - Innovation Challenge NAP

This PDF is available from The National Academies Press
ISBN 978-0-309-25551-6
598 pages 6 x 9 PAPERBACK (2012)
Rising to the Challenge: U.S. Innovation Policy for Global Economy
Charles W. Wessner and Alan Wm. Wolff, Editors; Committee on Comparative National Innovation Policies: Best Practice for the 21st Century; Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy; Policy and Global Affairs; National Research Council

SME White Paper

Executive Office of the President
President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
JULY 2012

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White House Priorities

Workforce Imperative: A Manufacturing Education Strategy "Manufacturing education is in crisis. The evidence is striking and undeniable: Despite a consistently high United States unemployment rate for several years — ranging between 8% and 10% from February 2009 through March 20121 — as many as 600,000 manufacturing jobs have gone unfilled because of a shortage of skilled workers. The..."

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Report to the President on Capturing Domestic Comptetitive Advantage in Advanced Manufacturing

M-12-15
MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES

FROM:
Jeffrey D. Zient, Acting Director, Office of Management and Budget Dr. John P. Holdren, Director, Office of Science an Technology Policy

SUBJECT: Science and Technology Priorities for the FY 2014 Budget

Scientific discovery, technological breakthroughs, and innovation....

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