No Time for A Vacation

Learn How You Can Get Involved During August Recess

Learn More

World Is Passing Us By

Ex-Im Lapse Leaves Small Manufacturer in a Lurch

Learn More

Featured Content

Get to Know Manufacturing

#WeAreMFG

Manufacturing Facts

In 2013, manufacturers contributed $2.09 trillion to the economy—12 percent of GDP—up from $1.73 trillion in 2009. 

Manufacturing supports an estimated 17.6 million jobs in the United States—about one in six private-sector jobs. More than 12 million Americans (or 9 percent of the workforce) are employed directly in manufacturing.

Manufacturers in the United States are the most productive in the world, far surpassing the worker productivity of any other major manufacturing economy, leading to higher wages and living standards.


Get More Facts

MFGWorks Advocacy App

MFGWorks App

Put Congress in the palm of your hand with MFG Works, the NAM's new advocacy app that allows users to directly engage with their federal elected officials.

Download the App

GOAL #1
Attract Investment

GOAL #2
Lead Innovation

GOAL #3
Expand Global Market Access

GOAL #4
Develop 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.

Learn More