The Importance of U.S. Manufacturing

  • 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.

  • Manufacturing Multiplies

    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.

  • Manufacturing Innovation

    The $195 billion spent annually in the U.S.
    for R&D is more than double the federal spend.