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Manufacturing’s Commitment to Sustainability

Manufacturers are keeping our promise to deliver responsible environmental stewardship along with strong economic growth. To advance this goal further, the NAM surveyed its members on their sustainability practices, and across the board, manufacturers are demonstrating that sustainability has become…

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NAM Releases USMCA State Data Sheets

USMCA Fact Sheets The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement levels the playing field for U.S. manufacturers by raising standards, improving transparency, ending anti-U.S. discrimination from foreign governments, and supporting the two million American manufacturing jobs and 43,000 small- and medium-sized businesses that…

NAM 2018 Annual Report

The NAM once again defied the odds in 2018, delivering historic wins for manufacturers. While others said it was impossible to get results in a tumultuous election year, the NAM did what manufacturers do best: bring people together.

A Hiring Engine

In many ways, manufacturing in America has never been doing better. This growth also underlines a burgeoning crisis. Simply put, the manufacturing industry is creating more open jobs than there are skilled workers to fill them.

Holding Us Back

As the momentum builds in Washington for reform—to make regulations smarter, simpler and streamlined—the NAM is out with a new study that demonstrates the urgent need for change.

Shaping Up

Health care spending continues to be one of the top issues for manufacturers and small businesses. Despite such frustrations with pricing pressures, manufacturers see the benefits of offering health care options to their employees.

Economic Impact of Proposed EPA Regulation (Revised)

An August 2015 update to a study by NERA Economic Consulting, commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), finds that the EPA’s proposed ozone rule could reduce GDP by $140 billion annually and eliminate 1.4 million job equivalents per…

Economic Impact of Proposed EPA Regulation

An updated analysis by NERA Economic Consulting and commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) finds that the EPA’s proposed ozone rule could reduce GDP by $140 billion annually and eliminate 1.4 million job equivalents per year.

Potential Economic Impacts of a Stricter Ozone Standard

A new study by NERA Economic Consulting and commissioned by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) reveals that a new ozone regulation from the Obama Administration could cost $270 billion per year and place millions of jobs at risk.

Natural Gas Study

The rapid increase in domestic natural gas (NG) production continues to reshape the U.S. economy and redefine America’s competitive advantages within the global economy, especially within the manufacturing sector.

The Global Export Credit Dimension

Major foreign ECAs are far larger than the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank and are growing strongly to support foreign manufacturers and exporters.

National Impact of a West Coast Port Stoppage

Trade operations at all seaports along the U.S. West Coast are facing great uncertainty. As disruptions continue, the economic impact becomes increasingly significant and widespread.

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A Way Forward

America is a nation of immigrants, but America has also become a nation with a broken immigration system. Manufacturers believe our leaders not only have an obligation to fix this system but also a historic opportunity to do so.

Building to Win

Great nations build and invest in great infrastructure. Too many 21st-century U.S. infrastructure systems depend on 20th-century investments. Now in an alarming state of disrepair and in urgent need of new funding, America’s infrastructure can no longer wait.

The Cost of Federal Regulation

Our regulatory system produces unnecessarily costly rules, duplicative mandates, impediments to innovation and barriers to our international competitiveness. Despite many initiatives and efforts to reduce the unnecessary regulatory cost imposed on businesses, the cumulative regulatory burden continues to expand.

Competing to Win

Many of the policy decisions made over the last eight years have been extraordinarily difficult for manufacturers. Now it’s time for a reset—and a better direction.