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4 Key Points Made at the Workshop
Pages 75-80

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... − Susan Helper showed evidence that a strong domestic manufacturing base is also essential for the nation's economic well-being. She noted that manufacturing plays a central role in creating wealth and high-value employment in the United States.
From page 76...
... If the United States wants to stay in the game, he added, it has little choice but to pursue advanced manufacturing. − Jonas Nahm reported that the new China 2025 strategy includes a $3 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund.
From page 77...
... This means, she suggested, that ways should be found to engage other R&D entities, through the development of research agendas and technology roadmaps with the institutes, which will be important to the success of an advanced manufacturing strategy in the United States. • Some speakers noted that the idea of a public–private partnership to strengthen manufacturing is not new.
From page 78...
... − Mark LaViolette said the Deloitte review found that the institutes are enabling companies to overcome fragmentation in the manufacturing sector that has hindered them from collaborating to innovate new products and to train the skilled technical workforce. − Christopher Murray of the Government Accountability Office said he was impressed by the progress made by the Department of Commerce in coordinating the Manufacturing USA effort across the sponsoring agencies.
From page 79...
... Bill Bonvillian reiterated this point, noting that the German Fraunhofer institutes provide lessons on how to bring the various advanced manufacturing strands together into such a system. • Given the importance of their mission and evidence that their approach is proving effective, several participants urged that the institutes develop strategies for remaining viable following the initial period of federal support.

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