October 24, 2011
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Washington, D.C., has published a plan to revive the economy and put Americans back to work. Called A Manufacturing Renaissance: Four Goals for Economic Growth, the document is based on NAM's Manufacturing Strategy and features the policies needed to increase investment in the U.S. economy, boost trade, strengthen the workforce, and drive innovation.
The plan sets out four key goals to guide policymakers:
According to NAM, it is 20 percent more expensive to manufacture in the U.S. today than it is in other major industrial nations, so the U.S. must aggressively pursue a competitiveness agenda.
The document is available for viewing and downloading at www.nam.org.