For the last 20 years, conventional wisdom has held that services would render American manufacturing obsolete. Yet thanks to a variety of factors, including rapid technological change, a changing manufacturing sector has instead emerged as one of the strongest sectors in an otherwise weak recovery. What will the future of manufacturing look like, and how can policy help shape its role in the American economy?
Please join the Economic Growth Program at the New America Foundation for the West coast release of the new report Value Added: America’s Manufacturing Future. Michael Lind, author of the report and the recent book Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States, will lead off a discussion on the renaissance in domestic manufacturing, the interplay of manufacturing and innovation in the productive economy, and different strategies to ensure America's future in advanced manufacturing.
This special California event will be held at the San Francisco offices of McKinsey and Company. Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible.
The event is made possible with the support of General Electric.