Manufacturing Key to America's Future

Aug 29, 2011
Car Manufacturing Factory

The key to stimulating economic growth and job creation in America is to encourage and support manufacturing in the U.S., writes Wilson Center economics expert Kent Hughes in a Philadelphia Inquirer opinion piece.

Steady growth in manufacturing will create high-skilled jobs and drive other economic activity by stimulating demand for a host of services — from research to design to supply-chain management. As manufacturers develop new products they often encounter a series of challenges — the need for new production techniques, sophisticated parts, or new materials — that drive further research and job creation.

Read the full piece on The Philadelphia Inquirer's website.