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Editor’s Note: In this guest blog post from Adams Nager, of ITIF (Information Technology & Innovation Foundation), he stresses the importance of fostering innovation and spurring competitiveness of American Manufacturing by focusing on more R&D from both the public and private sectors.

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The House is likely to vote soon on the Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act, which creates programs and a plan intended to increase manufacturing competitiveness. Manufacturers in the United States have always been the world’s leading innovators, as demonstrated by their investments and research and development and prolific patent portfolios.

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Manufacturing innovation got me thinking about how throughout history, it is innovation which has caused civilizations to leap forward and have their economies sustain and remain increasing in output. Often, it is in manufacturing innovation where we see the greatest leaps forward, and we all know the importance of manufacturing to any economy.