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State and federal environmental mandates are abundant and new regulations are constantly being developed and rolled out. Our attorneys can answer your environment related questions in multiple areas.
Economic data were mixed last week, but there was encouraging news related to manufacturing production, which rebounded in June after a disappointing May report.
July 18, 2016
Thank you to the Fund for American Studies for the outstanding work you do to train future leaders—and also for this award.
July 13, 2016
The corporate tax rate in America is the highest among developed nations, and it puts the manufacturing industry at a significant competitive disadvantage in the global marketplace. Tax cuts are proven ways to improve competitiveness and generate growth.
The Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action legal team works to rein in regulatory overreach, protect our hard-fought legislative gains and ensure a level playing field for manufacturers, engaging in party litigation.
The NAM and the Manufacturing Institute hosted an expert panel to discuss how to attract and retain women in manufacturing. Watch industry leaders share insights and best practices.
In the most recent data, manufacturers contributed $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy—up from $1.70 trillion in the second quarter of 2009.
The vast majority of manufacturing firms in the United States are quite small. In the most recent data, there were 256,363 firms in the manufacturing sector, with all but 3,626 firms considered to be small (e.g., having fewer than 500 employees).
There are 12.33 million manufacturing workers in the United States, accounting for 9 percent of the workforce. In addition, manufacturing supports an estimated 18.5 million jobs in the United States—about one in six private-sector jobs.
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Shopfloor is the blog of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). Since its founding in November 2004, Shopfloor has been a recognized resource for manufacturing advocacy on issues such as energy and labor policy, legal reform, trade and regulation. Widely read on Capitol Hill, Shopfloor is regularly cited by influential media outlets.
GOAL #1Attract Investment
GOAL #2Lead Innovation
GOAL #3Expand Global Market Access
GOAL #4Develop 21st Century Workforce
Manufacturers—and all Americans—need a vision that advances the principles of free enterprise, competitiveness, individual liberty and equal opportunity and thereby empowers manufacturing.
The four goals laid out in NAM's Manufacturing Vision do just that.