Whether it is working directly with Congress and the White House and building support for our priorities or promoting our agenda in the media and delivering news and insights about the industry, our unmatched advocacy expertise, influence and infrastructure give us the ability to tell manufacturers’ story and achieve our priorities. In Washington, D.C., and across the country, we have spent years cultivating trusted relationships so we can be an unbeatable advocate for modern manufacturing—and a voice for positive change.
Extension of Your Team
The National Association of Manufacturers works for the success of the more than 12 million people who make things in America. We are the one-stop for the industry—in advocacy, legal action, operational excellence and workforce development.
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How We Work For You
Manufacturers across the country need representation, insights and analysis and dedicated advisors, ready to serve as an extension of your team, that only the NAM provides. Our work is serious, but, as this NAM-membership explainer video shows, we don’t always take ourselves seriously.
What We Provide
For more than 125 years, we’ve delivered results for manufacturers. Today, we’re helping manufacturers navigate supply chain challenges, regulatory uncertainty and even cyber threats and more. We’re supporting manufacturers to learn from each other. We’re sharing your stories with policymakers, media and the public-at-large.
We’re providing solutions across these portfolios:
The NAM Legal Center’s extraordinary team is second to none, with a proven record and an ironclad commitment to safeguarding manufacturers’ rights. In response to unthinking regulation or aggressive litigation impacting our members, our team fights back against harmful laws and tirelessly defends and advances our gains in the courts.
We understand the challenges facing manufacturers better than any other organization—and we’ve used our extensive knowledge to develop purpose-built tools, best practices, programs, plant tours and events that meet manufacturers’ most critical needs. With our growing and expanding support system, we are meeting manufacturers where they are and delivering tangible and transformational value.
- NAM-member exclusive services, including solutions for supply chain bottlenecks, cyber threats, employee retirement plans, energy savings and more
- Premium Membership: Manufacturing Leadership Council – the NAM’s digital transformation division
- Premium Membership: Innovation Research Interchange – the NAM’s innovation management division
The skills gap and an inability to attract and retain talent are among manufacturers’ biggest challenges—and the Manufacturing Institute is leading the industry’s efforts to close the gap. The MI is the nonprofit workforce development and education partner of the NAM, and as it continues to expand its suite of programs and initiatives, it is achieving lasting progress in strengthening and building the manufacturing workforce of today and tomorrow.
Who We Are
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The NAM isn’t just another trade association. It is your support system, your resource, your champion and your voice. Now more than ever, there is only one place where manufacturers can find everything they need to build, to grow, to succeed and to thrive. Only at the NAM.