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  • Manufacturing provides high-wage jobs, especially for workers who would otherwise earn the lowest wages.
  • Manufacturing is the major source of commercial innovation and is essential for innovation in the service sector.
  • Manufacturing can make a major contribution to reducing the nation’s trade deficit.
  • Manufacturing makes a disproportionately large contribution to environmental sustainability.

Click for the full Brookings paper: Why Does Manufacturing Matter? Which Manufacturing Matters? A Policy Framework

This post originally appeared at Campaign for America’s Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture. I am a Fellow with CAF.

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