Making Value for America:

Making Value for America:

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Globalization, developments in technology, and new business models are transforming the way products and services are conceived, designed, made, and distributed in the U.S. and around the world. These forces present challenges - lower wages and fewer jobs for a growing fraction of middle-class workers - as well as opportunities for qmakersq and aspiring entrepreneurs to create entirely new types of businesses and jobs. Making Value for America examines these challenges and opportunities and offers recommendations for collaborative actions between government, industry, and education institutions to help ensure that the U.S. thrives amid global economic changes and remains a leading environment for innovation. Filled with real-life examples, Making Value for America presents a roadmap to enhance the nation's capacity to pursue opportunities and adapt to transforming value chains by widespread adoption of best practices, a well-prepared and innovative workforce, local innovation networks to support startups and new products, improved flow of capital investments, and infrastructure upgrades.Conversely, there will be a significant decline in the subset of manufacturing jobs that consist of repetitive manual skills. ... aluminum and riveting with a bucking bar will continue to decrease and be replaced with higherskill jobs as new technologies come online. ... Wages of men without a college degree have declined 11 percent since 1980 and those of male high school dropouts declined 22 percent, anbsp;...


Title:Making Value for America:
Author: Committee on Foundational Best Practices for Making Value for America, National Academy of Engineering
Publisher:National Academies Press - 2015-02-27
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