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We have seen a steady stream of good economic numbers in the past few weeks, and the data that came out last week was no exception.
December 5, 2016
The Center for Manufacturing Research is dedicated to providing data and analysis that highlights the importance of the sector to the U.S. and global economy, while also helping to advance the policy objectives of manufacturers.
A new comprehensive study from IHS Economics and the NAM Center for Manufacturing Research reveals how natural gas has strengthened manufacturing, encouraged U.S. manufacturing growth and employment.
May 3, 2016
Through the NAM's grassroots manufacturing outreach and employee engagement efforts, manufacturers of all sizes are building valuable relationships with policymakers and helping to advance the manufacturing policy agenda.
More than 90 percent of the National Association of Manufacturers’ 14,000 members are small to medium-sized businesses.
For every $1.00 spent in manufacturing, another $1.81 is added to the economy. That is the highest multiplier effect of any economic sector.
The vast majority of manufacturing firms in the United States are quite small. In 2014, there were 251,901 firms in the manufacturing sector, with all but 3,749 firms considered to be small (i.e., having fewer than 500 employees).
There are 12.3 million manufacturing workers in the United States, accounting for 9 percent of the workforce. Since the end of the Great Recession, manufacturers have hired more than 800,000 workers.
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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.