Policymakers need to understand how dependent the U.S. economy is on innovative risk-takers that make up the small to medium manufacturing sector. The U.S. Congress and the Administration must promote public policies that allow and encourage small and midsize manufacturers to thrive in that role. The innovation we see in abundance in small and midsize businesses comes with great risk. This report identifies specific tools and resources that can help manufacturers manage risk without compromising their commitment to innovation in today's highly competitive global marketplace.
Tom Murphy