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Manufacturing USA: Advanced Manufacturing Institutes and Network [March 3, 2021]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Introduction: "Congress maintains a strong interest in the health of U.S. manufacturing due to its central role in the economy and national defense. Manufacturing accounts for about 11% of the nation's gross domestic product (GDP). In 2019, manufacturing enterprises directly employed approximately 12.5 million full-time employees in the United States and indirectly supported millions of additional jobs in other industries. Manufacturers also funded more than 62% of the nation's industrial research and development (R&D), providing a foundation for technological innovation and continued U.S. technological leadership. Wages and salaries per full-time equivalent employee in manufacturing were $72,735 in 2019, compared to $66,778 for employees in all industries. With respect to national defense, the United States depends heavily on its manufacturing base to produce military weapons, aircraft, ground vehicles, ships, and other equipment."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R46703
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2021-03-03
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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