Changing Workforce

What Donald Trump can learn from a startup about reviving manufacturing

By Susan Adams, Forbes

Mar 21, 2017

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Randy Altschuler majored in German literature at Princeton, made failed bids for Congress in 2010 and 2012 and started two companies that he sold for a combined total of nearly $300 million. In 2013 he co-founded Xometry, a software platform that connects big customers like MIT Lincoln Laboratory, NASA and the U.S. Army with small, high-skilled manufacturers. Customers upload requests for parts and get an instant price quote, and Xometry finds a manufacturer to produce the job.

In this interview, which has been edited and condensed, Altschuler, 46, explains why he thinks Xometry has a better chance of boosting manufacturing jobs than the president.

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