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February 10, 2012 | Categories: America Makes News
The United States manufacturing sector is facing numerous challenges: a growing shortage of skilled workers, a decline in international demand for U.S. exports and a sluggish economy that is impeding growth across a range of industries. However, a new consortium for manufacturing innovation is introducing efforts to revitalize American industry, backed by a combination of federal and private-sector funding. If it succeeds, it’s likely to be the first of many public-private initiatives working to kick-start U.S. manufacturing.