Competitiveness

Highlights

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Competitiveness

Speed Up CHIPS Funding, Before It’s Too Late

March 20, 2024
Announced with fanfare, semiconductor and EV battery plants are now stuck in red tape.
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Energy

The Success of US Chip Manufacturing Hinges on Our Electric Grid

March 12, 2024
Advanced semiconductor equipment requires 10 times more power. Our grid is not up to the task.
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Change Management

Smaller Manufacturers Are Feeling the Heat in a Warmer US

March 5, 2024
Larger firms are less affected by temperature shocks—a trend that is driving industry consolidation.
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Competitiveness

It’s Time to Revisit the ‘Arsenal of Democracy.’ Including Smaller Manufacturers Is Key.

Feb. 21, 2024
How can the U.S. best surge its industrial production capacity with the Industry 4.0 divide between haves and have nots?
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Competitiveness

'Made in USA' Works Well for Us

Feb. 14, 2024
More manufacturers could benefit, if they put the effort into calculating the deeper competitive advantages and savings.

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