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The blog of the Alliance for American Manufacturing

Must Reads

Apr 13 2021
New York By Brian Lombardozzi

New York Expands its Landmark Buy American Rule

Last year’s rule covered purchasing for road and bridge construction projects; it will now cover purchasing for certain state-funded energy projects, too.

Apr 12 2021
Infrastructure

White House Makes State-By-State Argument for Infrastructure Investment

Apr 09 2021
 

The Shortages Continue to Mount

Apr 08 2021
Infrastructure

Three More Factory Workers on How Rebuilding Infrastructure Will Help Manufacturing

The Build Back Better Blueprint

Dec 18 2020

Steel Overcapacity: Trump Performed Triage. Can Biden Heal the Wound?

America’s steel industry is vital to our national security and critical infrastructure. But it remains threatened by global overcapacity, and COVID-19 has only made things worse.

Dec 17 2020
The Build Back Better Blueprint

The United States Can’t Build Back Better Without Investing in American Workers

Dec 16 2020
The Build Back Better Blueprint

What Do Black Factory Workers Want from the Incoming Biden Administration?

Dec 15 2020
The Build Back Better Blueprint

Renewed Interest in Made in America Was a Boon to Small Manufacturers During COVID-19. But Will It Continue?

Made in America

Apr 07 2021
Made in America By Matthew McMullan

New Balance’s Made in USA Line Gets a Notable New Director

Teddy Santis, a big name in the New York fashion community, will be the creative head for the company’s American-made collection.

Mar 12 2021
Made in America

Get to Know Sutphen, Which Has Been Making Fire Engines in the United States Since 1890

Feb 10 2021
Made in America

Last Minute Made in USA Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Feb 04 2021
Made in America

It’s Time for the Super Bowl Ads

Trade

Mar 09 2021
Trade By Matthew McMullan

Report Finds Chinese Government Responsible for Uyghur Genocide

Not just complicit, but responsible.

Mar 03 2021
Trade

The Biden Administration Releases its Trade Policy Agenda

Feb 25 2021
Trade

USTR Nominee Katherine Tai Says She Wants to Make Sure Trade “Works for Our Workers”

Feb 19 2021
Trade

Congress is Considering a Xinjiang Import Ban Again

Buy America

Mar 26 2021
Buy America By Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch

New Jersey Assembly Unanimously Approves Buy American Bill

State assembly members voted 73-0 on Thursday to pass the New Jersey Buy American Act.

Mar 19 2021
 

Congress Considers a Clean Energy Transition

Mar 17 2021
Buy America

Federal Agencies Often Abuse Buy American Waivers. Can This Bipartisan Bill Solve the Problem?

Feb 23 2021
Buy America

New Bipartisan Legislation Aims to Strengthen Buy American Laws

Workforce

Mar 22 2021
Workforce By Brian Lombardozzi

How Best to Introduce Diversity and Equity into the Industrial Workforce?

An online event hosted by the Urban Manufacturing Alliance offers a few examples.

Feb 22 2021
Workforce

Bring Me My Electric Astro Van: A Look at GM’s Plans To Build Electric Vehicles

Feb 09 2021
Workforce

Keeping Ex-Convicts Out of the Labor Force Is a Mistake

Nov 02 2020
 

What are we watching for in 2021?

National Security

Apr 07 2021
National Security By Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch

Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Biden Administration to Fund “Secure” 5G Networks

Senators from both sides of the aisle want to ensure there are “5G alternatives to Chinese-made equipment.”

Mar 15 2021
National Security

Will 2021 Be the Year the United States Finally Sets Sail on Shipbuilding?

Feb 17 2021
 

China Mulls Export Rules for Rare Earth Elements

Feb 03 2021
National Security

Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Biden to Shore up Chip Manufacturing

Infrastructure

Apr 12 2021
Infrastructure By Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch

White House Makes State-By-State Argument for Infrastructure Investment

Every single state, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico all need a significant amount of work.

Apr 08 2021
Infrastructure

Three More Factory Workers on How Rebuilding Infrastructure Will Help Manufacturing

Apr 01 2021
Infrastructure

Q&A: Three American Factory Workers on How Infrastructure Investment Will Help Manufacturing

Mar 25 2021
Infrastructure

President Biden’s “Build Back Better” Plans Start to Take Shape

Jobs

Nov 20 2020
Jobs By Matthew McMullan

GM Ups its Bet on Electric Vehicle Production

The country’s largest automaker plans to invest $27 billion through 2025.

Nov 18 2020
 

Report: Congress Knew Opening Trade With China Would Hurt American Workers

Nov 16 2020
 

President-elect Joe Biden Recommits to Building Back Better – and Buying American

Nov 06 2020
Jobs

Factories Added 38,000 Jobs in October