The 12 Days of Transition

Manufacturers Unveil Detailed Policy Blueprints to Transition Team

Washington, D.C., December 5, 2016 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) today kicked off the “12 Days of Transition,” an effort to provide the presidential transition team and other Washington policymakers with a roadmap to bolster manufacturing in the United States. During the next two weeks, the NAM will be releasing detailed policy briefings on key manufacturing priorities. NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued the following statement:

“Manufacturers have more than a wish list for the next administration and Congress, but critical actions are needed to make America’s economy work for everyone. For months, as part of the NAM’s ‘Competing to Win’ agenda, the experts who know how to create manufacturing jobs have charted a better direction for elected officials and candidates. Now, we’re providing detailed policy blueprints to strengthen manufacturing and lift everyone up and leave no one behind.

“Over the past eight years, manufacturers have faced extraordinary challenges. It’s simply time for a reset and for the new strategies that we’re spelling out.

“Manufacturers, in big numbers, helped decide the outcome of this election. These voters, and our members, called for change and earned commitments from candidates to work with, not against, us. As the voice of millions of manufacturers in the United States, the NAM has a unique vantage point, and the necessary expertise, to help our leaders take their campaign promises to support manufacturing and pair them with the right policies.

“In these and other efforts, we look forward to continuing to work with the president-elect and his team as well as the next Congress to be the solution to making manufacturing in America stronger than it’s ever been.”

Detailed policy blueprints will be released on transportation and infrastructure; tax; energy; regulatory and legal reform; labor; health care; environment; research, innovation and technology; trade; immigration; and workforce. 


The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit

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