Issue Report ● Make It In America
For Immediate Release: 
June 13, 2016

To Make It In America, we must:

Expand Entrepreneurship & Innovation

  • Promote entrepreneurship through access to Maker Spaces and Fab Labs.
  • Increase access to capital for entrepreneurs, with protections for investors, so that start-up businesses can get off the ground.
  • Facilitate the growth of the on-demand economy while ensuring strong labor protections.
  • Provide tax incentives and reduce regulatory burdens to incentivize entrepreneurship and give start-up businesses a stronger chance at success.

Close the Skills Gap

  • Promote partnerships between educational institutions and businesses, including through apprenticeships, to build a workforce that has the skills needed for today’s economy. 
  • Increase resources for job training & retraining programs.
  • Invest in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, mathematics) education at every level.

Build a 21st Century Infrastructure

  • Invest in a modern transportation infrastructure – highways, railways, ports, airports – to connect companies with their workers and improve their ability to access markets.
  • Invest in local public infrastructure, including water and energy distribution systems, which can attract or deter companies from staying in a location.
  • Invest in modern technology infrastructure, including broadband, which is critical to ensuring businesses have access to the growing majority of their customers.

Break Down Barriers to Manufacturing in the US

  • Support businesses during the scale-up phase so that it makes financial sense to make their products here in the U.S.
  • Continue to support manufacturing networks and regional programs that increase U.S. competitiveness.
  • Increase exposure to manufacturing & manufacturing concepts at all levels of education to build the next generation of manufacturers.

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