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The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) is a non-partisan research and educational institute – a think tank – whose mission is to formulate and promote public policies to advance technological innovation and productivity internationally, in Washington, and in the states. Recognizing the vital role of technology in ensuring prosperity, ITIF focuses on innovation, productivity, and digital economy issues.

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Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street N.W. Suite 610
Washington, D.C., 20005
United States
(202) 449-1351
(202) 638-4922
[email protected]

ITIF News & Resources

Stop Talking About US Manufacturing Jobs Coming Back, Because They’re Not!
A plea to presidential candidates: stop talking about bringing manufacturing jobs back from China, in fact, talk a lot less about manufacturing, period.

U.S. Manufacturing Still At a Two-Year Low
Growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector showed no month-over-month change during September, staying at August's sluggish pace which was the weakest in almost two years.

Is U.S. Manufacturing In a Technical Recession?
Federal Reserve said Monday that industrial production dropped unexpectedly in May and hasn’t increased since Nov.'14.

Why Americans Are So Nostalgic About The Manufacturing Industry
The fate of American manufacturing is back in the headlines, thanks to the bipartisan slugfest going on over the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the massive trade deal that has become a source of conflict between President Obama and Democrats in Congress.

The Myth of America’s Manufacturing Renaissance: The Real State of U.S. Manufacturing
The debate on U.S. manufacturing should not be informed by anecdotal evidence, promotional consulting reports, or reports from think tanks with an agenda of keeping bad news from dampening support for further global integration.

The Myth of America’s Manufacturing Renaissance
A new report by the ITIF, assesses the true status of the American manufacturing economy and argues pundits have overestimated the impact of isolated incidents of reshored production and misread or ignored the data.

The Acquisition and Commercialization of Invention in American Manufacturing: Incidence and Impact
This paper reports on a recent survey of over 6000 American manufacturing and service sector firms on the extent to which innovators rely upon external sources of invention.

United States Government R&D and Manufacturing Competitiveness
Why are other countries investing in commercially oriented industrial R&D fields while the United States does not? There are two key reasons.

Where Do New Products Come From?
Insights from a new National Bureau of Economic Research study on innovation in manufacturing.

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