More than 6 million U.S. manufacturing jobs vanished between 1998 and 2010. These middle-class jobs provided workers with a good way of life and, with their loss, entire communities have been devastated. And while the broader economy is showing signs of recovery, manufacturing continues to struggle. President Obama set a goal of creating 1 million new manufacturing jobs during his second term, but progress has been slow. To get there, America needs a robust manufacturing strategy – one that includes strong trade enforcement, investments in American workers and our public infrastructure, and a plan to stop currency manipulation. On a level playing field, American workers can compete with anyone. Will we give them one?
Manufacturing Jobs Matter to America
What can we do to increase the number of manufacturing jobs in the United States? It starts with creating a level playing field for manufacturing workers to compete.
How the Deficit Impacts Jobs
Cutting the deficit is a key part of manufacturing job creation.
China Trade Costs Billions
In 2011, $37 billion in wages were lost due to unfair China trade.
Blueprint for the Future
Learn more about the public policies that will spur a true manufacturing resurgence.