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A GROWTH AGENDA: Four Goals for a Manufacturing Resurgence in America

A GROWTH Agenda: Four Goals for a Manufacturing Resurgence in America

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.

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Jobs for America: Investments and Policies for Economic Growth and Competitiveness

 Milken Cover The independent Milken Institute details how smart economic and tax policies and targeted investments can create 11 million new jobs in the next decade.

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Manufacturing Resurgence – A Must for U.S. Prosperity

 Popkin Cover This study, prepared by Joel Popkin and Kathryn Kobe for the NAM and the Council of Manufacturing Associations, presents the reasons to revitalize the manufacturing base in the United States and formulates recommendations for achieving that goal.

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The Facts About Modern Manufacturing

 Factsbook Cover The Manufacturing Institute outlines the challenges facing manufacturers in the United States and uses U.S. government data to highlight the vital role of manufacturing in our nation’s economy.

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Quick Reference Guide

This website contains the official manufacturing policy of the National Association of Manufacturers effective March 7, 2008. They supersede all previous compilations. These policies are the result of research, discussions and conclusions regarding the manufacturing industry issues facing member companies of all sizes and types. Approved by the NAM Board of Directors, these positions have been vetted by task forces, subcommittees and committees prior to recommendations for action by the board. This policy-making structure and process ensures that the views expressed by the Association are the most reflective and representative views of a broad cross section of the leaders of the manufacturing economy. Each manufacturing policy is reviewed periodically by the Subcommittees responsible for them to determine their currency in the light of new manufacturing industry issues and challenges.


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