The Importance of U.S. Manufacturing
Nearly 270,000 manufacturers: 99% of employees work for companies with fewer than 500 workers. Manufacturing employs 11.7 million workers directly, 5.7 million in support services.
Every dollar in sales from U.S. manufacturers contributes $1.48 in output in the rest of the economy, the greatest contribution from any sector.
The $195 billion spent annually in the U.S. for R&D is more than double the federal spend.
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