AMT's Manufacturing Mandate

The U.S. government, recognizing the national importance of our manufacturing sector to a vital sustainable economy and a strong defense industrial base, will implement policies that: 

Incentivize Innovation and R&D in new products and manufacturing technologies

  • Increase the R&D tax credit and make it permanent
  • Increase R&D funding targeted for sustaining economic growth technologies
  • Leverage existing manufacturing infrastructure to increase collaboration and accelerate the rate of commercialization

Improve global competitiveness

  • Restore certainty through tax and regulatory reform
  • Support fair and open trade where all parties play by the same rules
  • Modernize outdated export control and visa policies 

Build a better educated and trained Smartforce

  • Support grants, scholarships and academic challenges for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs
  • Implement national manufacturing skills certifications
  • Create "2 Plus" Manufacturing Technology degree programs at community colleges and universities emphasizing industry-based internships
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