Manufacturers unveil competitiveness agenda ahead of midterm elections
washington d.c. – Ahead of the midterm elections, the National Association of Manufacturers released its policy roadmap, “Competing to Win,” a blueprint offering immediate solutions to boost manufacturers’ competitiveness. It is also a roadmap for policy makers on the laws and regulations needed to strengthen the manufacturing industry in the months and years to come.
As the country faces rising prices, tangled supply chains and geopolitical turmoil, manufacturers are setting out an achievable competitiveness agenda that Americans of all political backgrounds can support. “Compete to Win” includes the policies that American manufacturers will need to put in place to keep the country moving forward.
“’Competing to Win’ provides a pathway to bring our country together around policies, shared values and a unified purpose,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “NAM offers a blueprint packed with ideas that policymakers could pursue immediately, including solutions to pressing issues, such as energy security, immigration reform, supply chain disruptions, persistent labor shortage, etc. Manufacturers have shown incredible resilience in tough times, employing more workers now than before the pandemic, but continued resilience isn’t guaranteed without the policies that are critical to the state of manufacturing in America. .
NAM and its members will leverage “Competing to Win” to shape policy debates ahead of the midterm elections, throughout the remainder of the 117th Congress and into the start of the 118th Congress, including in direct engagement with lawmakers , for core business, through traditional and digital media and through events in key states and districts, as we did after the initial rollout of the roadmap in 2016.
The document focuses on 12 areas for action, and all policies are rooted in the values that have made America great and keep manufacturing strong: free enterprise, competitiveness, individual liberty, and equal opportunity.
Learn more about how manufacturers are leading and the industry competitiveness agenda at nam.org/competing-to-win.
The National Association of Manufacturers is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in all industry sectors and in all 50 states. The manufacturing industry employs more than 12.8 million men and women, contributes $2.77 trillion annually to the US economy, and accounts for 58% of private sector research and development. NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the primary advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs in the United States. For more information about NAM or to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org