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: President Has a Second Chance to Get Keystone Right
Project Would Deliver Nearly 140,000 Direct and Indirect Jobs
Washington, DC, 05/04/12 - National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement after TransCanada formally reapplied for a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline project:
“Earlier this year, in rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline project, the President said no to a clear opportunity to create jobs and improve energy security in the United States. As consumers of one-third of our nation’s energy supply, manufacturers need a consistent and affordable energy policy.
The Keystone project will deliver 20,000 manufacturing and construction jobs – with an additional 118,000 indirect jobs – to an economy that badly needs them. Second chances don’t come around very often, and manufacturers are urging the President to do the right thing and approve the Keystone XL pipeline.”