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: Selection of Paul Ryan Enhances Focus On Manufacturing and Growth
08/11/12 - National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement on the selection of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as a Vice Presidential candidate:
“With our economy and jobs front and center for manufacturers, the announcement of Rep. Paul Ryan to the presidential ticket ensures a focus on, and robust debate over, issues that are core to our nation’s economic future and ability to successfully compete in the world marketplace.
Rep. Ryan has continuously reached out to manufacturers and he possesses a keen understanding of the issues facing America’s job creators. He has earned the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence every session of Congress since he was elected with a cumulative 91 percent record of support for manufacturing issues. In the current Congress, he has an unofficial 97 percent record of support.
The NAM looks forward to vigorous and constructive debate during this campaign that highlights the candidates' proposals on creating sustained economic growth and long-term competitiveness for our nation."