Tuesday, June 8, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic shifted industry outlooks and operations. American manufacturing faced changes to supply chains, trade and production lines. Yet, despite these challenges, manufacturing has been a pillar of support for the public health response and economic recovery. Join NCSL and Dr. Tom Kurfess of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to explore changes impacting manufacturing and learn how state lawmakers can best assist manufacturers in the trenches of the pandemic and beyond.
- Mark Troppe, senior research fellow, Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness
- Tom Kurfess, Ph.D., P.E., chief manufacturing officer, interim director, Manufacturing Science Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
- David Boulay, Ph.D., president, Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center
- Illinois Senator Suzy Glowiak Hilton (D)
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