Why manufacturing is important for economic recovery
// Even before COVID, the manufacturing industry was stagnant. Over the decades, our manufacturing industry had declined to the point where COVID seemed like it could be the death knell, interrupting supply chains and forcing costs skywards. Manufacturing could play an important role in our economic recovery, and itâ€™s essential that the industry gets the recognition and resources to do so. SMEs are essential to manufacturing (Source: BRIDGR Insights)A wealthy nation stumblesThe failure to invest properly in the manufacturing sector has led to its output to be disproportionately low as compared to our GDP and population size. While our economy can and will recover, we must have a strong local manufacturing industry.