Meeting of the Minds Meeting of the Minds: Rebuilding America

The Future of "Made in the USA"

Manufacturing once led America to become the richest nation in the world, but now faces an uncertain future. CNBC gathers the industry's most influential leaders to answer tough questions and char a path forward.

The Discussion

Manufacturing led the United States to become the richest nation in the world and has been the foundation of the middle class. But times have changed and today's economy values innovation and design over manual labor -- emphasizing mind over matter. This sea of change has spurred many questions: Are the manufacturing jobs in the US gone forever? Does an economy that doesn't produce anything have any real value and has 'Made in the USA' died, taking with it the soul of our country? CNBC's Maria Bartiromo gathers some of the most influential leaders in manufacturing for a Meeting of the Minds at Carnegie Mellon University to answer those questions and plan for the industry's future.

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