Industrial Policy Memo
This summer, National Economic Council Director Brian Deese articulated a new vision for a robust and equitable U.S. industrial policy. The strategy seeks to help us reach the full potential of American competitiveness while delivering justice, equity, and prosperity to all citizens.
To inform the Administration's new strategy, we pulled together a curated set of ideas from our extensive portfolio of nonpartisan, actionable ideas in science and technology policy. These ideas were diversely sourced from more than 300 Day One contributors — including students, academics, activists, industry leaders, local and international government officials, and more.
Our letter addresses each of the industrial strategy's core pillars in five chapters:
We hope that these ideas help advance the vision of a modern industrial policy that benefits all Americans.
Listening Session with Innovative Startups
We partnered with the White House National Economic Council to convene a closed-door listening session for interagency government leaders to hear from co-founders and supply-chain leaders of 10 startups in critical industries about challenges and opportunities to scale their operations and improve resilience in the United States.
The overarching theme is that for innovative companies in critical industries, the path of least resistance for scaling production is not in the United States — but it could be.
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Rebuilding American Manufacturing
Check out our recent discussion on key issues, like competition with China over advanced manufacturing (bioeconomic, cleantech, semiconductor, quantum, etc.), supply chain resilience, and new visions for industrial policy that could spread economic benefits regionally.
Industrial Policy Proposals
The Day One Project engages a diverse community of scientists, technologists, academics, advocates, and industry leaders to think strategically about a vast range of challenges and opportunities in science, technology, and innovation policy. Below, we've collected a set of actionable ideas to advance the industrial policy agenda.
An Open Call for New Ideas
Have thoughts on how to improve government effectiveness through the use of evidence and data? We're always looking for new ideas to expand our policy portfolio.