How has Washington changed over the past 5 years? They've discovered "manufacturing," thanks to AAM.
Five Championship Seasons of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM).
What is one major difference between 2007 and 2013?
Today, in 2013, issues like “reshoring” and “Made in America” and “China cheats” are commonplace subjects of discussion in Washington, DC.
But let’s travel back to 2007: Were pundits and pollsters talking about China’s illegal currency manipulation? Nope. Was Washington saying that “Manufacturing matters?” No.
But what a difference five years can make.
The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) would like to respectfully take a bow for this cultural shift. We came together in 2007 with one goal: To make manufacturing a top issue for voters and our national leaders. And we succeeded.
• The theme of 2012’s ‘State of the Union’ address was “Made in America.”
• The factory proved to be the most enduring image of 2012 election cycle campaign ads.
• In the presidential campaign, President Obama and Governor Romney vied to stake out the hardest line on China’s predatory trade practices.
How did we do it? Well, we pushed and prodded, with studies, reports, town hall meetings, polling, and lots of hard work. But now, Washington is engaged in a vibrant competition of ideas to restore America’s manufacturing leadership.
To help catalog this transformation, we’ve published a 5-year progress report that shows just how far AAM and America has come since 2007.
All this progress is great, by the way, but we have a lot more work to do. That’s why our report also offers a hefty “5”—our five-point “Blueprint” for where we’re going next.
Please come along for the ride.
Click here to view our interactive 5-year presentation.
And click here to download a PDF of the full report.
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