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Doug Oberhelman, CEO of Caterpillar Inc., and Past NAM Board Chair Talks to CNBC
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Manufactured goods exports have declined by more than 4 percent so far year-to-date, with significant headwinds for global demand due to a strong dollar and economic weaknesses overseas.
October 5, 2015
Congress should give job creation and competitiveness a boost by acting immediately on a permanent or multiyear extension of expired tax provisions.
“Too many people view manufacturers as outdated factories filled with line jobs – not as innovative, inventive businesses.”
October 2, 2015
One of the keys to America’s greatness is its ability to make things—to devise and develop new products from the ingenuity and skill of manufacturers.
September 25, 2015
This issue features articles on how to get involved in Manufacturing Day, an economic analysis on the impact of foreign direct investment, the NAM's fight for tax reform, and other news.
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.
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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.