A joint report by MAPI and the Aspen Institute predicts that manufacturing growth in the U.S. will continue to be sluggish but that a modest acceleration of current policy trends by the government could lead to a manufacturing renaissance. The study identifies tax, energy, export and workforce training issues as the areas most critical to this effort. "With no changes in public policy the manufacturing base will continue to shrink as a share of GDP as it has for the past decade," said Stephen V. Gold, MAPI president and CEO.

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