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In Indiana, weighing how to move U.S. manufacturing forward

By Indiana University news release

Nov 10, 2015

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The U.S. manufacturing industry is poised to enter a new era of strength despite hurdles that include a lack of skilled workers and tangled trade and tax policies, according to panelists at a conference convened by Indiana University.

The conference, “U.S. Manufacturing and Public Policy: Road Map for the Future,” is part of a wide-ranging initiative by IU Bloomington’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs to bolster the public policies that have an impact on the industrial sector.

The proposals offered at the conference will be shaped into an “agenda for manufacturing” that will be presented to the 2016 presidential candidates, said Gil Kaplan, partner in the King & Spalding law firm and a co-organizer of the event.

Read more about the conference at