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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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-  Paul Hartgen, an association executive with more than a decade of trade association leadership experience, has joined the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) as executive director of the Council of Manufacturing Associations (CMA). The CMA is made up of more than 200 associations from every sector of manufacturing and provides resources and networks to members to broaden the reach of the NAM’s advocacy efforts.

“Paul’s expertise and leadership in various trade associations throughout his career will provide a real benefit to manufacturers and our advocacy efforts through the Council of Manufacturing Associations,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “Manufacturers are facing unprecedented challenges, and it’s important that we all work together to advocate for policies on the state and federal level that will help manufacturers grow and compete globally.”

Paul has a wealth of experience managing trade associations and maximizing their impact on public policy. Prior to joining the NAM,
Paul served as national task force chair and special advisor for the National Restaurant Association, where he was very successful in helping the association grow through new segments. His association leadership experience includes serving as president and CEO of the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association, the Nevada Restaurant Association and the Restaurant Association of Maryland. Paul has also volunteered his time as president of the International Society of Restaurant Association Executives and vice president of the International Society of Hotel Association Executives. 

Paul holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire and is a Certified Association Executive from the American Society of Association Executives.

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