NCMS Senior Vice President Rebecca Taylor spoke last week at the Bentonville Conference on American Life hosted by Walmart. Ms. Taylor was part of a panel of experts that discussed American manufacturing in the 21st century and how the workforce of the future will evolve to accommodate emerging technologies. The event brought together leaders from industry, academia, and think tanks to discuss how American families are living and working in their communities and how technological change will impact them.
NCMS has been working with Walmart since Walmart’s 2017 release of a Policy Roadmap to Renew U.S. Manufacturing. The Roadmap proposes policy actions to address major barriers to U.S. manufacturing growth, help recapture an estimated $300 billion in the production of consumer goods, and create an estimated 1.5 million U.S. jobs. “New and innovative manufacturing technologies will be an essential part of the plan to increase domestic manufacturing and will transform our economy and our society,” said Ms. Taylor. “We look forward to exploring ways to partner with Walmart to create new ways to make American manufacturing more competitive.”