By Andrew Liveris
America used to define itself by the things it built. We designed and produced the world’s most important innovations, and in doing so, created a vibrant manufacturing sector that built the middle class. We manufactured our way to the top and became the undisputed economic leader among all nations.
But over the last several decades, and especially in the last 10 years, the sector that was America’s great pride has eroded, costing millions of jobs and putting our long-term prosperity at risk. Now, as we struggle to recover from the worst recession in generations, our only chance to turn things around is to revive the American manufacturing sector – and to revolutionize it.
In this book, Andrew Liveris (Chairman and CEO of the Dow Chemical Company) presents the argument that Americas future economic growth and prosperity depend on the strength of its manufacturing sector.
- explains how a manufacturing sector creates economic value at a scale unmatched by any other, and how
- central the sector is to creating jobs both inside and outside the factory.
- explores how other nations are building their manufacturing sectors to stay competitive in the global
- economy, and describes how America has failed to keep up.
- provides an aggressive, practical and comprehensive agenda that will put the U.S. back on track to lead the world.
It’s time to stop accepting as inevitable the shuttering of factories and staggering job losses that
have come to define manufacturing. It’s time to acknowledge the cost of inaction.
240 pages. Hardcover. 2011.