NAM: Nomination of Powell to Lead Federal Reserve “Another Promising Sign for Manufacturers”

Washington, D.C. – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons released the following statement on the nomination of Jerome Powell to be chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:

“President Trump has made a wise and stellar choice with the nomination of Jerome Powell to be chair of the Federal Reserve. Powell unquestionably has the experience and expertise to lead the Fed at this critical juncture. Manufacturers appreciate a Federal Reserve chair who understands both manufacturing’s essential contribution to the U.S. economy and the advantages of promoting more growth. We are encouraged because Powell has always listened to the perspectives of NAM leaders in past meetings with him.

“Manufacturing workers want to see stronger economic growth that leads to more jobs created and more opportunity for their families, and Powell’s leadership at the Fed combined with President Trump’s bold agenda for tax and regulatory reform can help take our economy and our industry to new heights. This is another promising sign for manufacturers, who are already optimistic about the prospects for tax reform, that the coming months and years will make us more competitive in the global economy and empower us to grow manufacturing and hire more workers in America.”


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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