Industry leader Jason Miller phrased it best at a recent Brookings Institute forum. Manufacturing, he said, “punches above its weight. We’re in a period where something is happening.”
Indeed, manufacturing has received a lot of attention with the development of manufacturing hubs across the country, leading to an expansion of industry and renewed partnerships and integration across government agencies, manufacturers, universities and regional growth centers. All are focused on new ways of getting things made, such as digital manufacturing and 3D printing.