Manufacturing, Jobs and the U.S. Economy

Manufacturing, Jobs and the U.S. Economy

Manufacturing in the United States generates about $1.6 trillion, or 12 percent of our Gross Domestic Product, accounting for nearly three-quarters of the nation’s industrial research and development (R&D), two-thirds of our nation’s total exports of goods and services, and supports almost 20 million high-paying jobs. AAM thinks America’s leadership in the information age does not mean we have to accept defeat when it comes to manufacturing.

To the contrary, the nation that has the ideas and innovation, as well as cutting-edge technology and manufacturing, is the one that will win the global economic battles of the future. Inside modern manufacturing facilities, you’ll see the most productive, highly-skilled labor force in the world applying the latest in information, innovation and technology. American manufacturers directly employ more than 11 million Americans and create 8 million additional jobs in other sectors. American families and communities depend on a strong manufacturing base to improve our quality of life. The industrial age is far from over; in fact, it’s just beginning.

From nanotechnology and robotics, to lasers and biotechnology, we are on the cusp of incredible advances in manufacturing. AAM is determined to see that America is the nation that leads the world into the next stages of development.

@KeepitMadeinUSA on Twitter

  • The U.S. is competing without a manufacturing strategy, and the trade numbers show we’re getting our butts kicked. 12 hours 50 min ago
  • So much for that "rising star" thing. 13 hours 35 min ago
  • What made @papergirlmacy cry while working on the book Factory Man? @NewsHour has the answer: 14 hours 31 min ago
  • Love this! College's new mobile manufacturing training lab provides on-demand training in advanced manufacturing: 15 hours 36 min ago
  • "We were going to compete, and remain an American manufacturer, and from that time on, we never looked back." 16 hours 22 min ago
  • More buzz for Factory Man, this time from @NewsHour. "It’s the largest employer in town. But it wasn’t & isn’t easy." 17 hours 13 min ago
  • @RossiMachServ How wonderful! We'd love that. 17 hours 15 min ago
  • The U.S. might be a "rising star" in manufacturing, but there's still a lot of work left: 1 day 10 hours ago
  • If the United States wants to maintain its "rising star" manufacturing status, it must do a few key things: 1 day 13 hours ago
  • That's right: the U.S. is a "rising star" in manufacturing. But there's more to do to increase our competitiveness: 1 day 14 hours ago