Industrialization through manufacturing Manufacturing is a key foundation for national development. Industrialization is one of the primary means of improving the standard of living in a nation. Manufacturing provides the foundation for sustainable industrialization. Manufacturing refers to the activities and processes geared toward the production of consumer products. Industrialization refers to the broad collection of activities, services, resources, and infrastructure needed to support business and industry. History indicates the profound effect that the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century had on world development. Industrialization will continue to play an active role in national economic strategies. Nations that continue to seek international aid for one thing or another can lay a solid foundation for industrialization through manufacturing enterprises. A nation that cannot institute and sustain manufacturing will be politically delinquent and economically retarded in the long run. A good industrial foundation can positively drive the political and economic processes in any nation.