Manufacturing is seen as fundamental to U.S. economy

04/20/2011 | IndustryWeek

The economic turmoil of the past two years has highlighted the resiliency of the manufacturing industry, writes Thomas J. Duesterberg, former president and CEO of Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI. The U.S. share of global manufacturing output has held steady at 20%, prompting policymakers to re-evaluate their opinion of manufacturing's role in the economy.

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