A University of Virginia Miller Center commission, chaired by former Governors Haley Barbour and Evan Bayh, released a report offering innovative, non-partisan, actionable ideas on how to create middle-class manufacturing jobs.
The report is the first in a series that will focus on creating middle-class jobs. Separate commissions are examining job creation through entrepreneurship and infrastructure investment and will release reports later this year. The effort is part of the Milstein Symposium: Ideas for a New American Century, a Miller Center initiative that is bringing together policymakers, business and industry leaders, scholars, and journalists to define and advance ideas to help rebuild the American Dream.
The report will offer six ideas on how to accelerate the innovative capacity of American manufacturing's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Ideas include providing a more flexible education system, certification programs, and access to financing and technology.