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Can the Biden administration improve the manufacturing sector?

Tenth annual John Hazen White Forum on Public Policy

Past Event

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly disrupted the manufacturing industry and the U.S. economy at large. A year later, the manufacturing sector continues adjusting to the new normal and working towards innovative solutions to the issues the pandemic has exposed. Under the new Biden-Harris administration, the industry has seen some resurgence, but there remains a need to continue preserving and protecting the industry in a post-pandemic world.

On July 15, Governance Studies at Brookings hosted a webinar to discuss the current manufacturing landscape and manufacturing initiatives proposed by the Biden-Harris administration. Speakers discussed challenges facing the U.S. manufacturing industry, opportunities to renew growth, and the future trajectory of the industry.

The event marked the tenth annual John Hazen White Forum on Public Policy, which convenes leaders from academia, business, and government to discuss and identify solutions to the United States’ most pressing challenges facing the manufacturing industry.

Viewers submitted questions for speakers by emailing or via Twitter at @BrookingsGov by using #USmfg.


Panel 1

Monica Gorman

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing Industry & Analysis - U.S. Department of Commerce

Panel 2

Elisabeth Reynolds

Special Assistant to the President for Manufacturing and Economic Development - National Economic Council

Ben Wang

Gwaltney Chair in Manufacturing Systems & Professor, Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering; Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering - Georgia Tech

Executive Director - Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute

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