Next Stop: St Louis, Missouri
As we begin our last week on the 2010 "Keep it Made in America" Town Hall Tour, we're stopping in St Louis, Missouri. Participants at the event include:
- Scott Paul, Executive Director, Alliance for American Manufacturing
- Rep. Russ Carnahan, (D-MO) 3rd congressional district
- Robyn Hamlin, 1st congressional district MO Republican candidate
- Arthur Lieber, 2nd congressional district MO Democrat candidate
- Don Robinson, SLCC
- Rev. Charles Burton, Attorney, St Louis School District and President, UCM (an affiliate of Gameliel)
- Dan SinCLair, Dave SinClair Automobiel
- Bob Farrar, President, Lunar Tool
- James Wiley, Attorney, Intellectual Property Rights
Like many states, Missouri has been hit hard from the recession and outsourcing of jobs. Here are a few statistics that outline the magnitude of job loss in the state:
- Between 2000 and 2008, Missouri lost 75,800 manufacturing jobs.
- Since the recession began in 2008, the state has lost over 13% of manufacturing jobs.
- Between 2001 and 2008, Missouri has lost 38,300 jobs due to trade with China alone, that's 1.38% of employment.
Be sure to RSVP for our St Louis event as well as our final events in Concord, NH and Wausau, WI.
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