Since 1981, the U.S. federal government has promulgated more than 2,300 regulations that affect manufacturing. The cumulative impact of these regulations could cause "the world's most innovative, dynamic manufacturing sector" to stumble, warns MAPI President and CEO Stephen Gold, unless reforms are adopted to create a more cost-effective, coordinated system. This slideshow illustrates the growth of our regulatory system and how it is affecting the manufacturing economy.
This slideshow is a companion piece to the article, "Competitive Edge: Want a Manufacturing Renaissance? Fix the Regulatory System" by Stephen Gold.