The Manufacturing Policy Initiative, in conjunction with the Hudson Institute, presented “Strengthening U.S. Manufacturing,” a series of policy discussions during Manufacturing Week 2020. The program concluded on Manufacturing Day, Friday, October 2, with a live event featuring Trump Campaign Spokesperson U.S. Senator Mike Braun (IN); Biden Campaign Spokesperson U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan (OH); and Jorgensen Campaign Spokesperson Professor Nathanael Snow of Ball State University.
Strengthening U.S. Manufacturing
Restoring the Industrial Commons
The U.S. has lost significant manufacturing capabilities through outsourcing. How can policy makers reverse this trend?
Moderator: Tom Duesterberg, Hudson Institute
Panel: Zoul Ballman, Senior Supply Chain Manager, Tsuchiya Group North America and TASUS Corp.; Sridhar Kota, Director, MForesight; Bill Osborne, Senior VP of Enterprise Operations, The Boeing Company; Sue G. Smith, Vice President of Technology and Applied Science, Ivy Tech Community College
Paper: Loss of the Industrial Commons is an Existential Threat to U.S. Prosperity
Sridhar Kota and Thomas C. Mahoney
In recent decades, the U.S. manufacturing sector has experienced low productivity growth. Which policies would spur innovation and productivity and enhance U.S. competitiveness?
Moderator: Gil Kaplan, MPI Senior Fellow, Former Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce
Panel: Stephen Ezell, Vice President Global Innovation Policy, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation; Ralph Gomory, Former Senior VP for Science and Technology, IBM; Taffy Kingscott, VP, Strategic Partnerships, IBM Research; John Nueffer, President and CEO, Semiconductor Industries Association
Paper: Policy Recommendations to Stimulate U.S. Manufacturing Innovation
The global pandemic revealed fragility in global value chains. What role can the U.S. government play to enhance resilience of the manufacturing supply chain?
Moderator: Stephen Gold, President, Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation
Panel: Keith Belton, Founder and Principal, Pareto Policy Solutions; Rosemary Gibson, Senior Advisor, The Hastings Center; Gary Johnson, Chief Manufacturing and Labor Affairs Officer, Ford Motor Company; Robert Scott, Senior Economist, Economics Policy Institute
Paper: Policies to Enhance the Resilience of U.S. Manufacturing
Keith B. Belton, Michael Mandel, and Thomas J. Duesterberg
Election 2020: Strengthening U.S. manufacturing
Presidential candidates want to strengthen U.S. manufacturing. In this live event, campaign spokespersons describe the candidates' plans for strengthening U.S. manufacturing and answer questions.
Attending: Trump Campaign Spokesperson U.S. Senator Mike Braun (IN); Biden Campaign Spokesperson U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan (OH); and Jorgensen Campaign Spokesperson Professor Nathanael Snow of Ball State University.