The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the preeminent US manufacturers association as well as the nation’s largest industrial trade association, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs nearly 12 million workers, contributes more than $1.6 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, is the largest driver of economic growth in the nation and accounts for the lion’s share of private sector research and development.
The NAM understands that its role as the most influential U.S. manufacturers association is to be the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers create jobs. The NAM – a manufacturers association consisting of 11,000 manufacturing companies – is a strong force for sensible government policies that will reduce the cost of production and tear down barriers to exports.
The NAM's world-class staff of policy experts provides unmatched access and information on the key issues affecting your business and your bottom-line. We are on the front lines of a wide range of policy battles, from health care reform and labor relations to energy and the environment to trade policy and taxes. At every turn, we are working on behalf of manufacturers in America to advance policies that help manufacturers do what they do best: create economic strength and jobs.
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The mission of the NAM is to be the voice for all manufacturing in the United States.
To inform legislators, the Administration, the media, policy influencers and the public about manufacturing’s vital leadership in innovation, job opportunity, technological progress and economic security.
We are a respected and focused partner in achieving an economic environment that encourages the expansion of manufacturing in the United States and strengthens our global leadership.
Leading Innovation. Creating Opportunity. Pursuing Progress.