The Dept. of Commerce says U.S. manufacturers must confront substantial structural challenges, including the rapid pace of technological innovation and the new rules of the global economy, on their road to recovery. So what should the government do to help manufacturers compete?
This question was posed to manufacturers during a series of DOC-sponsored manufacturing roundtables comprising representatives from various manufacturing industries to identify the roots of the manufacturing sector's current challenges and the specific obstacles that government policy might pose to U.S. manufacturing competitiveness. Roundtable participants identified six areas that require immediate government attention include: