NAM President: Manufacturing Leads to Economic Growth

By May 27, 2011Economy

Yesterday, National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons met with the editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to discuss the state of manufacturing in Pennsylvania and nationwide.

Timmons stressed the need for pro-growth policies which will help manufacturers create new, high-paying jobs. He also talked about how importance of lowering the corporate income tax rate, energy indedpendence and reducing the number of burdensome regulations on manufacturers.

“Manufacturing really does lead to economic growth. It leads to better paying jobs,” NAM president and CEO Jay Timmons said during a meeting with the Post-Gazette’s editorial board.

Mr. Timmons’ two-day visit to Pittsburgh included stops at member companies and a speech to the Allegheny Conference on Community Development. He took over leadership of the manufacturing organization in January. The industry group has 11,000 members, most of them small and medium-sized companies involved in manufacturing.

The association’s manufacturing agenda includes lowering the corporate tax rate to 25 percent, energy-independence based on using all forms of energy, including coal and nuclear power, and reducing regulations that it says make U.S. companies less competitive.

“All of the issues we talk about are absolutely vital to reducing the cost of doing business,” Mr. Timmons said.

Click on the following link to read the rest of the piece in today’s Post-Gazette (“Stimulate manufacturing to boost jobs, NAM chief says“)

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  • I totally agree, however, pro-growth policies always seem to end up benefiting the large business. I’d also like to see policies to benefit very new, small businesses.

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