Report Websites

Manufacturing: NAICS 31-33.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics' latest view on manufacturing. 

The Manufacturing sector comprises establishments engaged in the mechanical, physical, or chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products.  Includes durable goods, food, and electronics. 

NIST's Engineering Lab's Applied Economics Office

The Applied Economics Office in NIST's Engineering lab is actively engaged in developing research, tools, and methods for advancing US manufacturing competitiveness.  Some items, such as tools and methods, are targeted toward manufacturers while others are targeted toward change agents such as trade organizations and public research facilities.  Among the reports is an annual review on the state of US manufacturing:  2019 review

Reports tracked by ManufacturingUSA:

Includes reports from individual institutes.

Reports tracked by NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP):

Extensive list of reports.

MForesight Reports:

By recommendation of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, MForesight was established as a national consortium to provide coordinated private‐sector input on national advanced manufacturing technology research and development priorities.  They produce a series of publications, from newsletters to in depth studies for transition of technologies, related to specific manufacturing topics and technologies.

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF):

Founded in 2006, ITIF is a think tank whose mission is to formulate, evaluate, and promote policy solutions that accelerate innovation and boost productivity to spur growth, opportunity, and progress. ITIF’s goal is to provide policymakers around the world with high-quality information, analysis, and recommendations they can trust. They produced a series of publications in the manufacturing area.

The Manufacturing Institute:

The Manufacturing Institute, the social impact arm of the NAM, drives programs and research to promote modern manufacturing and jumpstart new approaches to growing manufacturing talent.  The institute researches critical issues facing manufacturing and then applies that research to develop and identify solutions that are implemented by companies, schools, governments, and organizations across the country. Our on-going research projects are focused on:

Understanding the workforce issues that manufacturers face;
Determining the structural cost differences between the world's leading economic countries;
Measuring the public perception of manufacturing.

Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation:  

MAPI is a nonprofit professional society supporting manufacturing leaders to make smarter business decisions.