Revitalizing American Manufacturing Called an Urgent National Priority
Jul 25, 2012
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A new report by former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and former Assistant Secretary for Homeland Security Robert B. Stephan sees the United States as too dependent on foreign suppliers in crises.

The report said the United States is at risk of being dangerously unprepared for serious emergencies because of the offshoring of critical manufacturing sectors and a reliance on foreign suppliers for products that would be needed in the wake of catastrophic events.

"There is a direct nexus between a strong domestic manufacturing sector and America's ability to prevent, mitigate, recover from, and rebuild quickly in the wake of catastrophic events," said Ridge. "Revitalizing America's domestic manufacturing capacity must become a clear and urgent national priority at all levels of government and among industry leaders."

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Manufacturing Called Urgent National Priority

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