An Adviser for Manufacturing Policy in the White House

By September 7, 2009Economy, Labor Unions

With President Obama’s naming of Ron Bloom to be the senior White House counselor for manufacturing policy, the National Association of Manufacturers has this comment:

The NAM is pleased the Obama Administration will be appointing a manufacturing advisor to serve as a part of the National Economic Council. As our nation struggles to come out of our deepest economic recession and as the world’s largest manufacturing economy, it makes sense to have a senior policy position focused on manufacturing in the White House.

According to this Bloomberg report, President Obama issued a statement Sunday:

Ron has the knowledge and experience necessary to lead the way in creating the good-paying manufacturing jobs of the future. We must do more to harness the power of American ingenuity and productivity so that we can put people back to work and unleash our full economic potential.

UPDATE (4:20 p.m.): A roundup from The Hill, “Manufacturing czar expected to have more sway than others.”

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