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The NAM provides facts about manufacturing and U.S. manufacturing strategy information.
The latest multimedia and social media from the NAM, including the most recent episode of the NAM's tax podcast and ShopTalk, a weekly discussion about the latest issues impacting manufacturers.
To compete and succeed globally, manufacturers in the United States require a high-quality, highly skilled workforce.
From the smallest microchip to lifesaving medicine to the largest airplanes and harvesters, manufacturers in the United States trade with the world to find new customers, grow jobs domestically and improve our country’s competitiveness.
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.
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.
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GOAL #2Lead Innovation
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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.