Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Why manufacturing matters - the difficulty in disconnecting

Tim Mazzarol blogs on The Conversation about some of the reasons why manufacturing matters. He reasons that it is almost impossible to disconnect manufacturing from its flow-on benefits to other sectors in terms of innovation and productivity specifically, but this doesn't mean propping up unsustainable industries either.

Both government and industry have a role to play to ensure we don't lose manufacturing as a key enabler for economic growth and become too reliant on a finite mining boom. He also refers to the US commitment to rebuild their manufacturing industry and the reports that underlie the movement. It's quite a good read.

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