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 sector to stumble. This slideshow illustrates the growth of our regulatory system and how it is affecting the manufacturing economy.
The 2013 IW Manufacturing Hall of Fame class, like its four predecessors, is a diverse group. This year's eight inductees manage (or managed) companies that make 3-D printing machines; wire and cable; paint; packaging equipment; industrial equipment; trucks; truck engines; and aircraft and aerospace systems.
In the October edition of the IW Monthly Podcast, Robert Brooks (Foundry Magazine) and Josh Cable (EHS Today) join technology editor, Travis Hessman, to discuss Elon Musk, Tesla and the future of gas-powered engine....More
After enduring years as yesterday's economy, manufacturing is once again being recognized as a vital necessity for a healthy and prosperous United States. But recognizing the need for manufacturing leaves a bevy of difficult questions to solve. How do we promote a healthy U.S. manufacturing sector? How do we attract young people to the industry? How do we educate and train a skilled workforce? What tax and regulatory policies strike the right balance of protecting the public and providing necessary revenue while offering manufacturers an attractive investment environment?
“The states that lost ground this year usually did so because they changed policy in a way that makes the tax code more complex, burdensome, or economically harmful,” said Tax Foundation economist Scott Drenkard.