This 2022 National Strategy for Advanced Manufacturing, developed by the Subcommittee on Advanced Manufacturing (SAM) following extensive public outreach, is based on a vision for United States leadership in advanced manufacturing that will grow the economy, create quality jobs, enhance environmental sustainability, address climate change, strengthen supply chains, ensure national security, and improve healthcare. This vision will be achieved by developing and implementing advanced manufacturing technologies, growing the advanced manufacturing workforce, and building resilience into manufacturing supply chains. Strategic objectives are identified for each goal, along with national technical and program priorities and recommendations for the next four years.
Manufacturing is an engine of America’s economic strength and national security. It plays a vital role in almost every sector of the United States economy, from aerospace to biopharmaceuticals and beyond. Advances in manufacturing enable the economy to continuously grow as new technologies and innovations increase productivity, enable next-generation products, support our capability to address the climate crisis, and create new, high-quality, and higher-paying jobs.
The United States remains a leader in advanced technologies; however, production and employment in several high-technology manufacturing industries have fallen sharply in the 21st century. To address global competition, the Biden-Harris Administration has taken steps to revitalize the manufacturing sector, increase the resilience of U.S. supply chains and national security, invest in R&D, and train Americans for jobs of the future.
This Strategy presents a vision for United States leadership in Advanced Manufacturing that will grow the economy, create jobs, enhance environmental sustainability, address climate change, strengthen supply chains, ensure national security, and improve healthcare.
Three interrelated goals are set to achieve the stated vision:
(1) Develop and implement advanced manufacturing technologies;
(2) Grow the advanced manufacturing workforce; and
(3) Build resilience into manufacturing supply chains.
To achieve these goals, 11 strategic objectives and 37 technical and program recommendations are identified for the next four years. The objectives are selected to:
- Enable clean and sustainable manufacturing to support decarbonization;
- Accelerate manufacturing innovation for microelectronics and semiconductors;
- Implement advanced manufacturing in support of the bioeconomy;
- Develop innovative materials and processing technologies;
- Lead the future of smart manufacturing;
- Expand and diversify the advanced manufacturing talent pool;
- Develop, scale, and promote advanced manufacturing education and training;
- Strengthen connections between employers and educational organizations;
- Enhance supply chain interconnections;
- Expand efforts to reduce supply chain vulnerabilities; and
- Strengthen and revitalize advanced manufacturing ecosystems.