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66 PCB007 MAGAZINE I MAY 2023 American Made Advocacy by Travis Kelly, PCBAA If you're not at the table, you're on the menu. at's one of the reasons why, in his State of the Union address, President Biden's praise for an emerging manufacturing renaissance was so welcome. He said, "If we invent it here, we should also make it in America." He sounded a lot like a microelectronics CEO. Two decades ago, the United States had more than 2,000 companies designing and manufac- turing printed circuit boards to satisfy 30% of the global demand. Today that number is less than 150 companies, representing only 4% of PCB production. A refreshed bill from Reps. Blake Moore (R-UT-1) and Anna Eshoo (D-CA-16) aims to address this atrophy with direct government funding and tax credits that will make Amer- ican printed circuit boards cost competitive with foreign sources. Next month, the PCBAA will gather in Washington to meet with lawmakers and lobby directly for this important legislation. is conference is the culmination of a multifaceted campaign we have been leading for more than two years. Taking the Fight to Capitol Hill

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