Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Go to the Polls with Manufacturers in Mind

The October numbers show that manufacturers continue to pick up the pace, carrying our economy forward on their shoulders.

But the current recovery remains tenuous at best.

That’s one reason manufacturers are stepping forward in this election to make their voices heard, as Don Loepp points out in Plastics News.

I believe they need our support, as well.

A recent survey by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, “Made in America? What the public thinks about manufacturing today,” suggests our policies and leaders are falling short of manufacturers’ needs.

Are we taking the initiative and making the right moves in terms of trade, taxes, infrastructure, workforce development, etc.—all the policy areas that directly affect the prospects of our manufacturing base (and all the great jobs that come with it)?

I’ll let you answer that, while I repeat a message shared in BizTimes Milwaukee:

Please vote today. And when you do, be sure to consider our country’s vital manufacturing base in your decisions.

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