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Manufacturing Competitiveness Hub

Exploring the complexities of today’s global competitive landscape


Manufacturing is proven to be a key driver for economic growth—attracting investments, spurring innovation, and creating high-value jobs. That’s why for several years, Deloitte has been working with the World Economic Forum, the U.S. Council on Competitiveness, and the Manufacturing Institute to identify challenges and opportunities facing manufacturers today.

Deloitte’s Manufacturing Competitiveness Hub is designed to be your go-to resource for our research, which provides deep perspectives and recommendations from senior leaders in business, government, academia, as well as the public. To learn more about the drivers critical to becoming more competitive in this global marketplace, we invite you to explore our Hub.

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Which companies and countries will come out on top?

Our research with the World Economic Forum shows that top companies and countries can:

  • Attract, develop and retain the highest skilled talent
  • Innovate to stay ahead of competition, and
  • Find clean energy strategies and effective energy policies

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Video posted with permission from the World Economic Forum.


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Deloitte’s research in the news

U.S. lags in competitiveness rankings (video)
A CNBC interview with Craig Giffi.

The state of the American manufacturing industry (video)
Deloitte’s research presented at the U.S. Congress.

Consistent characteristics of competitive manufacturers
An article published on by Craig Giffi.


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