Manufacturing Summit Kicks Off

By June 15, 2011Economy, General

More than 400 manufacturers converge on Washington, DC today for the annual Manufacturing Summit.  These manufacturers are in Washington to meet with lawmakers and discuss the importance of policies that will make the United States more competitive.

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons previews the summit in Roll Call this morning.  An excerpt:

Manufacturers work very hard. It is a big decision to take time away from their businesses to join their colleagues for a visit to Capitol Hill. But they know policies matter. It is now 18 percent more expensive to manufacture a product in this country than in any other. Policymakers can make us more competitive by addressing issues such as taxes, energy prices, and regulatory and legal costs.

The summit begins this morning and concludes tomorrow afternoon.

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