Jobs and Innovation Forum to Tackle American Manufacturing Challenges
WASHINGTON, DC – Continuing efforts to promote job creation and economic growth, the Energy and Commerce Committee announced plans for its next installment of the Jobs and Innovation Forum Series with a focus on American manufacturing. A panel of experts and job creators will discuss the obstacles and opportunities facing American manufacturers today. The United States currently has the world’s largest manufacturing economy, but various regulations and policies are threatening this vital sector. Manufacturing has been hard hit by this recession, with jobs declining from 13.4 million in 2008 to 11.5 million in 2010.
Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) will host the forum on February 6, 2012 at 3 p.m. Members of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade and other panel members will engage in a roundtable discussion to explore how to make it easier to make it in America.
What: Jobs and Innovation Forum: Making it Easier to Make it in America
When: Monday, February 6 @ 3 p.m. ET
Who: Jay Timmons, President & CEO, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM);
William Holt, Sr. Vice President & General Manager, Technology and Manufacturing Group,
Dr. John Langford, CEO, Aurora Flight Sciences;
Mike Baker, Executive Director, Kentucky Aluminum Network; Director, Hancock County Industrial
Liat Tala, Owner, Tala Enterprises (U.S. apparel manufacturer);
Sam Harwell, President & CEO, Big Time Toys;
Susan Dudley, Director, Regulatory Studies Center at George Washington University; former
Administrator, White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (2007-09); and
Republican Members of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing,
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