Rebuilding American Manufacturing

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The decades-old dictum of “innovate here, produce there” has stymied our nation’s technological progress and prowess. As Japan, Germany, Korea, Taiwan, and China have realized the benefits of “manufacturing-led” innovation systems, our nation, without innovative methods to produce newly developed technology, has failed to reap the benefits from our investments in R&D. 


Our roundtable of senior leadership at the White House National Economic Council and U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services as well as a diversity of viewpoints across political ideologies from Breakthrough Energy, American Compass, MIT’s The Engine, and Employ America discussed competing with China on advanced manufacturing sectors (bioeconomic, semiconductor, quantum, etc.), supply chain resilience, and new visions for industrial policy that can stimulate regional development.

Speakers & Panelists

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Bill Bonvillian

Lecturer and Senior Director for Special Projects, MIT

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Abigail Regitsky

Senior Associate,

U.S. Policy and Advocacy,

Breakthrough Energy

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Arnab Datta

Senior Counsel,

Employ America

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Chris Griswold

Policy Director,

American Compass

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Elisabeth Reynolds

Special Assistant to the President on Manufacturing and

Economic Development,

White House National Economic Council (WHNEC)

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Joseph Hamel

Director, Office for Innovation and Industrial Base Expansion

(IBx), Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Department of

Health and Human Services

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Katie Rae

CEO and Managing Partner,

The Engine, MIT