Regulatory Zeal Keeps Manufacturing Growth on Lockdown

By Ray Pinard | August 14, 2013

This is the second post in a series  by Sheryll Poe, published in, about manufacturing’s challenges and potential. 

The cumulative burden of layers and layers of regulations and a broken regulatory process are holding U.S. manufacturing back, according to policy experts and a former administration official.

“We have to stop thinking about regulations individually and focus on the cumulative effect on manufacturers,” said Dr. Michael Mandel, chief economic strategist at the Progressive Policy Institute.

Mandel joined fellow manufacturing experts on a panel to discuss the current regulatory environment at the July 24 Business Horizon Series event “Today’s Manufacturing: Unlocking Unlimited Potential,” hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF).

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 Originally published July 2013. Reprinted by permission,, July 2013.
Copyright©2013, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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