The first Friday of every October is Manufacturing Day in the United States. The 2016 edition takes place on October 7. Co-produced by manufacturing organizations and the Commerce Department’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Manufacturing Day is intended to publicize manufacturing in the country and help people better understand the state of manufacturing in the country.
The Obama Administration is looking to publicize Manufacturing Day with stories and incentives to establish and/or strengthen connections between manufacturers, makers, and educators. They are looking for stories, but they have to be submitted by tomorrow, September 16. I suspect the input will help the Administration create the list of government and private sector commitments they like to announce with some of their big science and technology events. Think of it as a science and technology flavored use of the ‘bully pulpit’ of the Presidency.