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Apple’s Billion-Dollar Investment Provides a Blueprint for US Manufacturing

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“This is a long-term, future play,” Raymond says. “If it’s an investment around advanced manufacturing, integrating technology into products and shop floors, it should be beneficial across the board.”

 A recent survey conducted by NAM found that while manufacturers see tremendous opportunity in advanced manufacturing, 40 percent say the skills gap is the chief barrier to taking advantage of that opportunity.

“Manufacturing is now digital,” Raymond says. “It is a different set of skills.”

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