This paper looks into the history of manufacturing in the United States of America (U.S.A.) and compares the evolution of manufacturing systems of the U.S.A. to other industrialized and industrializing nations. It explores the ground-breaking technologies developed throughout the history of modern manufacturing and how government regulations have helped and hindered in certain sectors. This paper also looks at the way companies are using green technologies and ideas to meet regulations and help curb carbon emissions for a healthier planet.

The second idea behind this paper is to show the economic impact of green technology in the manufacturing industry and how communities and certain regions of the world are impacted when this type of technology is utilized or ignored. Specific ideas that are explored include the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Paris Climate Agreement (PCA), and several other actions that have been taken in recent decades. There is a comparison of past national government administrations and current national government administrations to show economic and environmental impacts from policy creation.

This paper also looks at the future of green manufacturing and how it will effect economic outcomes around the world including local regional communities in the U.S.A. It will provide details on new technologies being developed by entrepreneurs from around the world and the insight they and other experts believe the benefits of those technologies will be.

Scientific evidence is provided along with graphs and charts showing the impact of manufacturing on the environment and the economy from the Industrial Revolution to modern technologies. This type of information is the basis of how manufacturers make decisions to meet regulations and make good faith efforts toward local communities.

Year Manuscript Completed

Fall 2019

Senior Project Advisor

Mr. George Barton

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Commerce & Leadership

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