U.S. House Majority Whip Steny H. Hoyer told a business roundtable at a museum dedicated to Baltimore’s manufacturing past that the future of the nation’s economy must involve a restoration of its manufacturing base.
The gathering was hosted by the Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland, a Baltimore advocacy group for manufacturers.
“For the first time in 20 years, you’ve got the powerful people talking about the need to get back to manufacturing in this country,” institute President Michael Galiazzo said. “You’ve got the president last month having two major news conferences about manufacturing. You’ve got a powerful congressman and an up-and-comer here having a frank discussion about the importance of manufacturing. In my book that’s a grand slam.”