New numbers from the Institute for Supply Management show that manufacturing expanded for the 17th straight month. But the industry has also shed more than two million jobs since the start of the recession, accounting for about a quarter of the jobs lost.
We look at what’s happening in U.S. manufacturing and explore a new panel at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that’s researching how to revive U.S. manufacturing. We speak with Suzanne Berger, co-chair of the new panel, and professor of political science at MIT. She’s also author of the 2005 book “How We Compete: What Companies Around the World Are Doing To Make It In Today’s Global Economy.”