Why has the United States lost much of its manufacturing base? What public policy and private sector steps would help industry? Why are some areas of U.S. manufacturing thriving, are others are in decline?
These questions are the focus of a new public policy effort launched by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, with the goal of recommending new strategies to strengthen the nation’s industrial sector.
Although estimates very, according to one Bureau of Labor Statistics report, roughly 6 million U.S. manufacturing jobs were lost between 2000 and 2009.
“Government leaders at the local, state and federal level have talked about strengthening manufacturing, but there has not been enough careful academic review and analysis of the reasons for the decline. Our goal is to pinpoint best practices and solutions, and we’re eager to get started.”
–– John D. Graham, Dean, IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs
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