Resilience, Leadership: Your NAM

The National Association of Manufacturers calculated that 2023 would be a year of audacious and uncomfortable change, so even as the industry, the country and the NAM were buffeted by economic, political and global challenges, the team was prepared to demonstrate its trademark resilience and to continue leading for the industry.

On Capitol Hill and in the courts, the NAM delivered hard fought wins for our members. On complicated issues, particularly the regulatory onslaught, the NAM was uniquely able to forge relationships of trust with key administration voices who have helped us slow or even repel some of the most egregious examples of regulatory overreach and put the White House on notice about the threat to their own agenda and legacy.

In addition to advocacy and legal action, the association’s operational offerings—particularly the Manufacturing Leadership Council—continue to be an area of revenue growth and a broadened value proposition, while the expansion of the Manufacturing Institute, the 501(c)3 non-profit workforce development and education affiliate of the NAM, is helping manufacturers nationwide respond to their top stated challenge: the workforce crisis.

The 2023 NAM Brand Survey reaffirms that members recognize the strong value proposition:

  • 93% of NAM members would recommend membership in the NAM to their associates or colleagues.
  • 90% of NAM members agree that membership is a strong value for dues paid.
  • 94% agree that the NAM is effective at delivering news and industry data that informs its members.

Independent research further demonstrates that the NAM’s reputation in Washington is equally strong—and that NAM membership is key to members’ success.

As we look to the future, we can—and will—prove that the NAM truly is the indispensable association and that manufacturers remain a unifying force for good in our country and our world. Through it all, we will be guided by our core philosophy of prioritizing policy and people over politics, personality and process and by our mission of advancing the values that have made America exceptional and kept manufacturing strong: free enterprise, competitiveness, individual liberty and equal opportunity.

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Jay Timmons
President and CEO
National Association of Manufacturers