May 06, 2020

The Success of Private-Public Partnerships

President Trump is looking ahead to rebuild the American economy for a second time, relying on the innovation of private companies coupled with the strength of the U.S. government. 

By establishing a strong partnership between the public and private sectors, the Trump Administration has met the demand to supply states with equipment and testing in order to strongly combat COVID-19. 

Companies have answered the President’s call and some have shifted their production to build ventilators, face masks, medical gowns, and other important Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

To fight COVID-19, we need a whole-of-America response where every citizen takes action to help their communities. 

Yesterday, the President, Secretary Scalia, Governor Ducey, and Members of Arizona’s Congressional delegation flew to Phoenix to tour Honeywell’s mask production facility. 

Honeywell has developed a high-quality mask production company in an astonishing five weeks. 

Through the mobilization of the private sector across the country, medical supplies and testing capacity have rapidly increased. As the President has said this industrial mobilization is the “biggest since WWII.” 

He has utilized the Defense Production Act (DPA) to ignite the private sector as needed. Under the DPA, the President expanded the manufacturing of testing swabs at a facility to 40 million. 

Companies such as 3M, General Motors, My Pillow, and many others have worked alongside the Trump administration – and to them, we are deeply grateful. The President secured a deal with 3M to produce 166.5 million masks and General Motors to produce thousands of ventilators at record speed.

Americans take comfort in knowing no one who needed a ventilator was denied one and our stockpile holds vast amounts of PPE. 

Together, we will prevail through this crisis and set a path to make us even stronger. 


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