This strategy is a blueprint for competitiveness that will unleash the economy and manufacturing’s outsized multiplier effect. Importantly, manufacturers’ aspirations—the four goals laid out in the pages that follow—are ones that all Americans who want to maintain our country’s economic advantage can rally around.
Manufacturers: America COMPETES Act Will Improve Competitiveness
Vital for U.S. Leadership in Innovation, Technology and STEM Education
Washington, DC, 12/17/10 - National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO John Engler issued the following statement today after the Senate passed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (H.R. 5116):
“Manufacturers are very pleased the COMPETES Act has passed the Senate. Our economic future relies more than ever on our ability to innovate, and the reauthorization of the COMPETES Act will help manufacturers prosper in a globally integrated and highly competitive marketplace.
The COMPETES Act reauthorizes critical programs ranging from federal funding for R&D to vital education grants, which will aid manufacturers and enhance their competitiveness. The NAM thanks the members of Congress who supported this important legislation.”