Production is an invaluable driving force of Danish economic growth and a precondition for some of the country’s most value-adding jobs and, consequently, for maintaining the welfare state. The recognition that knowledge, development and production are closely connected has contributed to curbing the negative development that has characterised Danish production since the first decade of the 21st century. With the right ambitions, we can now take a further step and ensure a positive development. But it takes an effort. Politically, steps must be taken to stimulate investments, develop competencies and reduce the costs of manufacturing businesses.