Manufacturers Send Infrastructure Blueprint to President-Elect

We appreciate your strong focus on manufacturing throughout your campaign and commitment to make policies that will jumpstart our economy a priority. As we discussed during our meeting in your office in June, our nation’s aging infrastructure is one of the greatest challenges holding our economy back. Given your experience in building great things, you keenly understand the importance of making much needed investments to our infrastructure that are long overdue.

You consistently outlined during the campaign and made very clear in your victory speech that we have a tremendous opportunity before us to rebuild our infrastructure, spur economic growth and accelerate job creation as a result. I look forward to continuing to work closely with you, your transition team and your administration to put a serious, bold plan into action.

Last month, the NAM released “Building to Win,” a blueprint for realizing your vision—and ours—for American infrastructure improvements. A copy is enclosed, and we appreciate that many ideas and elements of “Building to Win” were incorporated into your campaign’s infrastructure plan.

As I shared with you earlier this year, with the right focus on policies that modernize our infrastructure, including energy infrastructure, we will not just make manufacturing strong, but we will make America strong. We are an exceptional nation, and our infrastructure should be second to none.

Hours after your remarks at the New York Hilton Midtown Manhattan, we sent you a letter signed by more than 1,100 business and manufacturing leaders who want to help you unite our country. We believe that a strong bipartisan program to fix our ailing infrastructure will be a significant step to help bring our country back together. 

I wish you the best as you prepare to take office, and the National Association of Manufacturers looks forward to working with your administration to make our shared goal of improving our nation’s infrastructure a reality.

Sincerely,

Jay Timmons


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