Commerce Secretary Highlights 3-Pronged U.S. Advantage

Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered a message of optimism for manufacturing during the well-attended International Manufacturing Technology Show in September.

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Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker delivered a message of optimism for manufacturing during the well-attended International Manufacturing Technology Show earlier this month.

During opening remarks at IMTS 2016, Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker was quick to acknowledge the headwinds facing manufacturers during the past couple of years. However, she couldn't have picked a better venue to point out that there's still plenty of reason for optimism.

This year's show is 6.5 percent larger in scale than the 2014 iteration, pointed out Doug Woods, president of show organizer AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology, and that growth mirrors what's been happening in the broader industry. As attendees filed in, Pritzker outlined the factors behind the U.S. market's strength and how the Commerce Department has supported and will continue to support that growth.

Read the full story that appeared in the IMTS ShowDaily.