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2018 MANUFACTURING ISSUES

Manufacturing is California's
PAST
&
FUTURE

by Jarrell Cook

D

on't believe pundits who say that
California manufacturing is in decline with an ever-diminishing role in
our economy. We are alarmed that only 41 percent

of Americans believe manufacturing will continue to
grow, 55 percent believe American manufacturing
can compete globally, and one-third of Americans
would discourage their children from pursuing a
career in manufacturing because they believe it is a
weak, unstable, and poorly paid career. But reports
of manufacturing's demise are premature. Manufacturing remains the largest and most dynamic sector
of the U.S. economy. California is the heart
of the nation's manufacturing industry with 1.3 million
manufacturing jobs. California manufacturers account for 11 percent of the state's economy, employ
8 percent of the state's workforce, fund 70 percent
of the state's research and development, and
create over 25 percent of the state's employment
from their exports.

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The future is even more exciting. Rather than declining, manufacturing is a key driver for California's innovation
economy. The information technology firms that are changing society survive on manufacturers building network infrastructures, creating connected devices and using advanced
manufacturing processes to serve specialized markets.
Improvements in healthcare, education, energy efficiency
and communications will spur new economic growth and
ease burdens in our lives. But California will not reap these
rewards under laws and policies designed decades ago to
control smokestacks and protect a manual labor workforce
rather than provide sensible rules for the integration of
lasers, robots and just-in-time operations. Manufacturing is a
solution to many of our toughest societal problems. Manufacturers create high wage, highly-skilled, upwardly mobile
careers, often without the need for a four-year degree.
These jobs can support a family, home ownership and other
features of the California dream. Each manufacturing job
supports anywhere from three to fifteen jobs in other sectors,
building wealth and providing needed tax revenues.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide

"Builders of the West"– October 1, 1921
President's Message
Then & Now
State of California Manufacturing
Modernize California Laws for Leading Edge Manufacturing
New Digital Marketplace to Bolster Manufacturers
Two CNC Machining Shops Investing in California
CMTA Changing of the Guard
CompanyWeek Comes to California
A Successful History of Manufacturing Services at CMTA
The Future of Policy Making is Grassroots
CMTA Associate Spotlight
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - Intro
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - cover1
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - cover2
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - 3
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - "Builders of the West"– October 1, 1921
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - President's Message
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - Then & Now
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - 7
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - State of California Manufacturing
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - 9
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - Modernize California Laws for Leading Edge Manufacturing
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - 11
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California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - New Digital Marketplace to Bolster Manufacturers
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - 19
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - Two CNC Machining Shops Investing in California
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California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - 23
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - CMTA Changing of the Guard
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California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - CompanyWeek Comes to California
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California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - A Successful History of Manufacturing Services at CMTA
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - The Future of Policy Making is Grassroots
California Manufacturers & Technology Association - 2018 Guide - CMTA Associate Spotlight
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