The overwhelming majority of voters in each of the first five primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Nevada and Michigan agree that manufacturing is pivotally important to the economies of their state and the nation. As presidential primary voting kicks off, a new poll from Xometry, the AI-powered digital marketplace for manufacturing, and veteran polling firm John Zogby Strategies, reveals clear voter sentiment that rebuilding Americas manufacturing infrastructure requires investments in advanced tech and worker training in automation, robotics and AI.
Recently, Randy Altschuler, CEO of Xometry, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss the survey results and the evolving nature of the manufacturing industry.
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The Consensus Is Clear: Voters Support Rebuilding Americas Manufacturing Infrastructure and Investing in the Next Generation of Skilled Workers
As we enter the 2024 election season, the mandate of voters is clear, said Randy Altschuler, Xometry CEO. Voters overwhelmingly believe investing in talent and modernizing our manufacturing infrastructure is a strategic imperative that supports communities everywhere and pushes our country forward.
Poll findings include:
South Carolina (94%) leads the pack in saying manufacturing is important to their states economy, followed closely by New Hampshire (89%), Michigan (86%), Nevada (85%) and Iowa (84%).
Similarly, voters say manufacturing is overwhelmingly important to the nations economy, with 87% of voters in South Carolina and Michigan each saying so, followed by Iowa (85%) and New Hampshire and Nevada (83% each).
Voters in each of the states also overwhelmingly agree that rebuilding Americas manufacturing infrastructure requires advanced tech (automation, robotics and AI), led by 77% of New Hampshire voters saying so, followed by South Carolina (75%); Iowa (74%); Nevada (72%) and Michigan (71%).
That number jumps by as much as 10 percentage points when voters are asked whether weapons and defense systems should be solely manufactured in the U.S., led by 85% of voters in New Hampshire, Nevada and Michigan, followed by 82% of voters in Iowa and South Carolina.
Looking to the future, voters in each of the five states overwhelmingly agree that investments in infrastructure and worker training should focus on robotics and automation, led by South Carolinians (76%) followed by 71% of voters in Nevada and Michigan; 70% in New Hampshire and 59% in Iowa.
Additionally, voters also agree that workers should be trained in the use of AI when it comes to manufacturing, led by 62% of voters in Nevada, 60% of voters in New Hampshire and South Carolina, 55% of Michiganders and 50% of Iowans.
For more information and to learn more about how Xometry is helping connect companies to manufacturers, visit Xometry.com
About Randy Altschuler
Randy Altschuler is the CEO and co-founder of Xometry, the global AI-fueled digital marketplace for on-demand manufacturing. A successful entrepreneur, Randy co-founded Xometry in 2013 and led it through tremendous growth on its journey to becoming a public company in 2021. Xometry is digitizing and disrupting the $260B manufacturing industry with its AI-driven marketplace. Xometry enables enterprise buyers to tap into global manufacturing capacity to efficiently source on-demand manufactured parts and assemblies. He serves on the Boards of Directors of the Maryland Tech Council and the Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland. Randy graduated from Princeton University and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. He also studied at the University of Vienna as a Fulbright Scholar.
Xometrys AI-powered marketplace, popular Thomasnet.com industrial sourcing platform and suite of cloud-based services are rapidly digitizing the $2.4 trillion manufacturing industry. Xometry provides manufacturers the critical resources they need to grow their business and makes it easy for buyers to create locally resilient supply chains. The Xometry Instant Quoting Engine leverages millions of pieces of data to analyze complex parts in real-time, matches buyers with the right suppliers globally, and provides accurate pricing and lead times. Learn more at www.xometry.com or follow @xometry.
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