September 2016

According to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), manufacturers contributed $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy in 2015, or 12.1% of GDP. Furthermore, with the aid of IMPLAN economic impact modeling, NAM calculates that for every $1.00 spent in manufacturing, another $1.81 is added to the economy. This is the highest economic impact multiplier of any economic sector. These are the big picture numbers of the U.S. manufacturing economy, but when...

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