Americans have strong, positive opinions about the importance of manufacturing to the economy.


Manufacturing continues to be viewed as an important industry for both the national economy and for supporting job growth at the community level.

This year’s survey indicates the ability of manufacturers to capture their fair share of the talent pool will continue to be a challenge in the future. The American public appears to be reluctant to choose careers in manufacturing and is not encouraging the next generation of talent to pursue these jobs, either.

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