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Manufacturing is having a moment. But what will it actually take to create more blue-collar jobs and strengthen our industrial base? Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul chats with policymakers, manufacturing experts and factory workers to find out.

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Manufacturing is having a moment. But what will it actually take to create more blue-collar jobs and strengthen our industrial base? Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul chats with policymakers, manufacturing experts and factory workers to find out.

    America's Clean Energy Future Depends on Its Workers

    America's Clean Energy Future Depends on Its Workers

    Under President Biden’s Build Back Better plan, billions of federal dollars have been poured into clean energy deployment in the United States, with more possibly on the way. But achieving our climate goals depends on establishing a clean energy supply chain here at home. Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Mike Williams shares why building a robust clean energy supply chain in the U.S. matters so much.

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    Stocking Up for the Holidays? Start Here.

    Stocking Up for the Holidays? Start Here.

    Made in America Store Owner and Founder Mark Andol rejoins the podcast to share why buying Made in America is the key to getting on the nice list this year. Listen in for the remarkable story behind the founding of the Made in America Store and why dreaded supply chain disruptions aren't keeping Andol up at night.

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    • 21 min
    Their Factory Jobs Went to Mexico, But They Were Left Behind. What Happened Next?

    Their Factory Jobs Went to Mexico, But They Were Left Behind. What Happened Next?

    In her new book, "American Made: What Happens to People When Work Disappears", Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Farah Stockman follows the lives of workers left in the aftermath of an Indiana factory closure in 2017. Where are these workers now? What lessons can we learn from their stories?

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    • 28 min
    An Opportunity to Reinvest in American Workers

    An Opportunity to Reinvest in American Workers

    A new Massachusetts bill would require schools and other public projects exceeding $500,000 to be built with U.S.-made steel and other domestic materials.

    In this episode, Capone Iron Corporation President Stephen Capone discusses why the legislation is so important for Massachusetts workers, local communities, and companies like his.

    Photo courtesy of Capone Iron Corporation

    • 12 min
    If Infrastructure Investment Passes, "This Economy Would Be Hitting on All Cylinders"

    If Infrastructure Investment Passes, "This Economy Would Be Hitting on All Cylinders"

    United Steelworkers (USW) District 9 Assistant Director Mark Cochran, USW Local 1066 President Mark Lash, and the CEO of Alex Paris Contracting share how serious infrastructure investment would transform their communities.

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    • 39 min
    Biden's Build Back Better Infrastructure Plans Could Create Millions of Jobs. But Who Will Benefit?

    Biden's Build Back Better Infrastructure Plans Could Create Millions of Jobs. But Who Will Benefit?

    National Skills Coalition CEO Andy Van Kleunen shares how the Biden administration can ensure that America's historically underserved populations most benefit from the president's ambitious Build Back Better infrastructure plans.

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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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Wonderful Show

Listened to your recent podcast. Such great guests. Loved the discussion about investing in infrastructure! Hope to listen to you guys soon.

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The 2016 election swung on factory states

This podcast dives into the politics, policies, and trends that are shaping one of our nation's most important conversations. Essential context with guests ranging from Capitol Hill to the factory floor.

EBB007 ,

Lots of Insight

There's lots of talk out there about bringing back manufacturing jobs but this podcast explains what's actually happening to get the job done. Plus the episodes are usually about ten minutes long so it's a quick (but good) listen.

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