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The Department of Commerce is focused on continuing to bring manufacturing into the 21st century across the United States through innovative new techniques, a next-gen workforce and a driven economy. Through Manufacturing USA, Commerce is able to reach new heights in sector innovation and funding.

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Statement: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo On Intel’s Plan To Build New Semiconductor Facilities In Arizona

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Today, following her participation in Intel’s announcement of its plans to build two new semiconductor facilities in Arizona, representing an investment of $20 billion in American semiconductor manufacturing, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement: “Today, we celebrate American innovation and job creation. Intel’s investment will help to preserve U.S...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo Statement on Meeting with Members of the Semiconductor Industry Association

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Following a meeting with the CEOs and senior executives on the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) board of directors, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement: “I had a productive meeting with members of the Semiconductor Industry Association board of directors on the importance of American semiconductor innovation and manufacturing. Semiconductors are...

Streamlining Permitting and Reducing Regulatory Burdens For Domestic Manufacturing

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Excerpt from report introduction: Federal regulations impose enormous costs on America’s businesses and working families. These costs burden virtually every sector of our economy, although the manufacturing sector is disproportionately hard hit. The direct costs on manufacturing companies were estimated by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) to be $138.6 billion as of 2014, though this...

Recent Economic Trends in Manufacturing

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The initial strength of the rebound in manufacturing after the Great Recession has cooled off in recent years.1 Although limited, the available data so far for 2017 indicates that there may be some renewed momentum for growth. Additionally, a monthly survey of manufacturers indicates that the sector is growing. However, the U.S. manufacturing sector is made up of many industries that produce goods...

2015: What is Made in America?

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Accurately determining how much of our economy's total manufacturing production is American-made can be a daunting task. However, data from the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) can help shed light on what percentage of the manufacturing sector's gross output is considered domestic. This report works through several estimates of how to measure the domestic content of the U.S...

What is Made In America?

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Ninth in a Series of Manufacturing Profiles: What is Made in America? These profiles are a follow-up to the ESA report "What is Made in America?" which estimates the dollar value and domestic-production percentage of what America produces. Made In America: Primary Metal Products In 2013, shipments from the U.S. manufacturing sector totaled $5.8 trillion. How much of these shipments do we make in...

Taking the High Road: New Data Show Higher Wages May Increase Productivity, Among Other Benefits

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There is a wealth of evidence that manufacturing jobs are good jobs. But not all manufacturing jobs are created equal. Published data highlight the considerable variation in pay and productivity across manufacturing industries. For example, workers in the computer and electronic product manufacturing industry earn an average of $34 per hour (as of May 2015), while those in apparel manufacturing...

An Update on Temporary Help in Manufacturing

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The temporary help services industry has bounced back from the recession and continues to grow. Newly available data are enabling the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) to re-examine this important industry and update a report on the temp industry that we published last year.1 Although we don't know exactly how many temporary workers actually work in the manufacturing sector, we...

Supply Chain Innovation: Strengthening America’s Small Manufacturers

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Small firms play an increasingly important role in U.S. manufacturing and now account for almost half of America's manufacturing employment. Dense networks of these small manufacturers are vital to the process of taking a product from concept to market, and the exchange of manufacturing know-how across suppliers is essential for the diffusion of the new products and innovative processes that give...

Temporary Help in Manufacturing

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The temporary help services industry has bounced back from the recession and continues to grow. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Current Employment Statistics (CES) program, the temporary help industry only accounts for 2 percent of all employment in the U.S. economy (as of July 2014) but accounts for 11 percent of all the jobs created since the end of the recession. Growth...