Published in WESA
Even before details of President Biden’s highly-anticipated infrastructure plan became available, manufacturing was expected to rank among its top priorities. Biden has made no secret about his ambitions to revive the sector, and his decision to travel to Pittsburgh Wednesday to unveil parts of the multi-trillion dollar package underscores that point.
The region is known as a bastion of traditional industry, and Biden’s plan will seek to modernize domestic manufacturing in a bid both to create jobs and fight climate change. In 2018, goods and raw material producers accounted for more than a fifth of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., according to the Environmental Protection Agency.