Changing Workforce / STEM Education / Career Development

Perspective: Donald Trump will struggle to make manufacturing great again

By Daniel M. Gerstein, Rand Corp., for U.S. News & World Report

Nov 22, 2016

Get Plant Services delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday! Sign up for  Plant Services' complimentary Smart Minute (Monday-Thursday) and Smart Digest  (Friday) e-newsletters to get maintenance and reliability know-how you can put  to use today, plus the latest manufacturing news from around the Web, white  papers, and more. Learn more and subscribe for free today.

The recent presidential election included calls for a return of good, high-paying industrial jobs to the United States. Such promises were well-intentioned, yet failed to account for dramatic global and national shifts that are underway. These shifts are fueled by changes in economic and technological capabilities that have led to ongoing fundamental restructuring of entire sectors of the U.S. economy.

Further, these shifts have an irreversible momentum that will likely not be halted and therefore should be considered in thinking about a future U.S. economy.

Read the full story at