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 all private-sector research and development in the nation. 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.
The NAM’s world-class staff of policy experts provide unmatched access and information on the key
issues affecting your business and bottom line. We are on the front lines of a wide range of policy
battles, from immigration reform and labor relations, to energy and the environment, to trade policy
and taxes. At every turn, we are working on behalf of manufacturers in America to advance policies
that help manufacturers do what they do best: create economic strength and jobs.