TOWARD RESILIENCE: SUPPLY CHAINS IN A POST-SHOCK ERA
THE INDUSTRIAL BASE AND NATIONAL SECURITY
The manufacturing industrial base supports U.S. national security in many important ways. It ensures adequate medical supplies as well as defense-related supplies and equipment. It is an engine of economic power, a major source of employment, and a source of innovation for the economy as a whole. Innovative
manufacturing technologies and processes increase productivity, enable new products, and create new industries. New industries often create new, higher-paying jobs that replace lower-skilled jobs. Manufacturing is among the highest paying sectors of the economy and has a wide-reaching impact on
both employment and innovation in other sectors.