Steel and other manufacturing industries are the backbone of our economy. A strong
manufacturing sector creates significant benefits for society, including good-paying
jobs, investment in research and development, critical materials for our national
defense, and high-value exports. Yet manufacturing in North America faces significant
challenges to its international competitiveness due to a host of factors, including
burdensome tax rates, inadequate investment in infrastructure, increasing regulatory
burdens and foreign unfair trade practices.
Since 2000, over 5.6 million U.S. manufacturing jobs have been lost because of the lack of aggressive policies to promote
manufacturing here in America. A concerted pro-manufacturing policy agenda is
needed to reverse this troubling trend.
The impact public policies have on manufacturers must be carefully considered to
ensure both economic growth and our national security. The United States cannot
continue to lose its manufacturing base due to market distorting foreign competition or
government policies that discourage domestic investment in productive capacity.
Should this happen, millions of additional jobs would be lost and our economic
strength as a nation would be further damaged. In addition, the U.S. military and our
civilian national security agencies would lose their principal source of strategic
materials and our nation would become dangerously dependent upon foreign sources
Industry Position: The North American steel industry strongly supports the implementation of a national pro-manufacturing agenda to ensure U.S. manufacturers are able to compete in today’s global economy. More »
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Steel comprises approximately 75 percent of all major appliances.