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Check out NAM's State of Manufacturing Tour


Did you know that for every $1.00 spent in manufacturing, another $1.40 is added to the economy? That is the highest multiplier effect of any economic sector. 

A strong manufacturing sector is the key to a strong economy. Manufacturing supports an estimated 18.5 million jobs in the United States and contributes $2.17 trillion to the economy. 

Next week, the National Association of Manufacturers, the unified voice of more than 14,000 manufacturers in the United States, will tour the country for the 2016 State of Manufacturing Tour. They will showcase modern manufacturing, highlight the importance of manufacturing to America, and lay out solutions to create more jobs and expand opportunities to make the American Dream is available to everyone.

NAM-Mfg-StatsNAM CEO Jay Timmons will kick off the tour January 28th in Manchester, New Hampshire at Saint Anselm College. He will visit with local manufacturers, employees, students, community leaders and elected officials across New Hampshire, Florida, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Texas and Maryland to discuss the real-world solutions needed to allow the U.S. economy and manufacturers to thrive.

Some of the manufacturers they will visit are: Sun Hydraulics, Bristol-Myers Squib, Boeing, GlaxoSmithKline, Bell Helicopter, Lockheed Martin, Under Armour, and more.

Revisit their website for real-time updates on the tour, specific information about each stop, and to learn more about the impact of modern manufacturing. Whether you are able to join in-person or are following along virtually, be a part of the conversation on social media—you can follow the NAM on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.


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