Manufacturing in the U.S. (NPR Podcast)

A deep concern of mine is the lack of non-service jobs in the U.S. I’ve spent a good deal of time in the last year considering the role of postsecondary workforce development providers in helping to train a workforce for manufacturing jobs.

The CEO of Dow Chemical has written a new book called “Make it in America: The Case for Re-Inventing the Economy.”  I haven’t read the book, but I found his interview on NPR’s Morning Edition to be very interesting.  Basically, he says the U.S. lacks national-level policies and approaches to encourage domestic manufacturing, which China and Germany have used successfully to build thriving manufacturing sectors.

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