Examines Germany’s manufacturing development as a guide for how the U.S. can stimulate job creation and economic growth.

“For U.S. practitioners and policymakers interested in applying German best practices in their own places, this paper serves to document the key discussion themes and potential lessons from that trip. It provides a brief overview of the current state of manufacturing in each country (Section I), the German systems for innovation (Section II) and vocational education and training (Section III), and concludes with examples of how U.S. leaders are applying the most successful elements of these German systems to the American context (Section IV)” (p.3).

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