Small Manufacturers Think Big about Partnerships During COVID-19

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From Industry Week

How SME’s are teaming up with public research universities and MEP centers to boost innovation capacity.

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The U.S. manufacturing industry has lost a staggering 5 million jobs and thousands of manufacturing establishments over the past two decades, according to a report from MForesight. Stalled manufacturing productivity growth and overseas competition are two major drivers of the decline.

COVID-19 is likely to make matters worse, but the industry may also experience five years of innovation within the next 18 months as existing and new digital technologies gain traction.

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