The purpose of the meeting is for the Workforce, Energy, Innovation, Research, & Development, and Tax, Trade, & Export Growth subcommittees to provide relevant updates on their fact finding efforts to the Council as the subcommittees work towards drafting recommendations for consideration by the Manufacturing Council. The Council will also receive briefings from various senior officials across the Department on international trade policy, Manufacturing Day, and Industry & Analysis policy updates. The Council members will follow-up from the Council's initial meeting to discuss their views on major priorities facing the manufacturing industry and issues that they propose for the Council to advise on during their appointment term. The agenda may change to accommodate Council business.
The textile industry is represented on the Council by Jenny Houston, Executive Vice President, Warwick Mills; New Ipswich, N.H., who appointed in February, 2015, by Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritsker.