This paper focuses on supply chain issues in advanced manufacturing and related sectors including infrastructure and transportation, renewable and alternative energy, and battery applications.
The COVID-19 pandemic emphasized the importance of the United States industrial base, supply chains, and job training for the manufacturing workforce. Supply chain issues came to the fore with shortages of medical supplies and the need to quickly implement manufacturing capabilities for reshoring purposes.
Both the federal government and state and territorial governments have taken steps to strengthen U.S. supply chains. President Biden signed an Executive Order and requested industrial base reports from key federal agencies. Congress passed legislation targeting state and local needs during the pandemic. More recent legislation has focused on specific sectors, including infrastructure, transportation, renewable energy, and battery applications, and the manufacture of semiconductors with a variety of applications for national security and economic sectors.
State and territorial Governors are focused on…