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Streamlining Permitting and Reducing Regulatory Burdens For Domestic Manufacturing

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...

Beyond the Products: A Look at the Workers and their Occupations in the Manufacturing Industry

The following is a cross-post from the U.S. Census Bureau. On Manufacturing Day, we celebrate the wide range of skills and occupations of workers in the manufacturing industry. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one in 10, or 15.4 million, U.S. workers in the civilian workforce had jobs in the manufacturing industry in 2016, making everything from cars to food. What do we know about people who...

Op-Ed: These NAFTA Rules Are Killing Our Jobs

As the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations unfold, there is a lot of loose talk being exchanged about automobile parts going back and forth among the United States, Canada and Mexico. NAFTA supporters assert that the U.S. content in cars assembled in Canada and Mexico is particularly high and that therefore our $70 billion-plus trade deficits with our NAFTA partners are not worrisome...

Trade In Value Added: Declining U.S.-Produced Content in U.S. Imports from NAFTA

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It has been widely assumed that American-made parts and components constitute a substantial percentage of the products that are manufactured in Mexico and Canada and imported by the United States. But that is increasingly not the case. Analysis of newly released “value-added” data from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) shows that the share of U.S.-produced content in...

From Made in America to the World

In connection with Made in America Week (July 17 – 21 2017), SelectUSA is proud to highlight the unique advantages of “Made in America” and the important role that foreign direct investment (FDI) plays in U.S. manufacturing. Manufacturing in the United States is a significant driver of U.S. economic growth, featuring a higher gross output than any other private sector industry. The United States...

September Conference in Cleveland Aims to Boost ‘Made in America’ Products in Global Markets

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Today, the International Trade Administration’s U.S. Commercial Service and the Northern Ohio District Export Council announced a national conference aimed at helping American companies in the advanced manufacturing, automotive, and aerospace industries compete more effectively in global markets. This announcement comes during “Made in America” week which recognizes American workers and companies...

Made in Baltimore: A Renewed Sense of Hometown Pride

The following appeared in the U.S. Economic and Development Administration (EDA) May 2017 Success Story series. Small businesses in Baltimore are getting a boost as a result of a $110,000 EDA Local Technical Assistance Program grant that was awarded in 2016 to help the Baltimore City Department of Planning launch its Made in Baltimore program. Made in Baltimore aims to spur re-investment in...

3D Printing – A New Industry Made in America

Increasingly, we’re seeing the products of additive manufacturing – better known as 3D printing – all around us: in retail stores, in classrooms, and even in medical technologies. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) received over 8,000 patent applications last year alone in the field of additive material technologies. These represent a range of products – from household items to...

Recent Economic Trends in Manufacturing

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...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

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Today, President Trump took one more important step towards restoring the primacy of American workers and American businesses by unshackling them from the terrible deal that is the Paris Climate Accord. That deal imposes little responsibility on the world’s largest emitters, while costing the U.S. economy three trillion dollars in reduced output, six million industrial jobs, and three million...