Who We Are
Our work is centered around four pillars that have made our industry strong and America exceptional: free enterprise, competitiveness, equal opportunity and individual liberty. These pillars guide what we do every day—whether it’s standing up for manufacturers in Washington, D.C., inspiring the next generation of manufacturing talent or helping members innovate and advance. Representing 14,000 member companies—from small businesses to global leaders—in every industrial sector, we are the nation’s most effective resource and most influential advocate for these values and manufacturers across the country. We are the one-stop shop for the industry—in advocacy, legal action, operational excellence and workforce development.
What We Provide
NAM members receive access to trusted advisers and exclusive services that directly help manufacturers stay competitive and prepare for tomorrow.
Whether it is working directly with Congress and the White House and building support for our priorities or promoting our agenda in the media and delivering news and insights about the industry, our unmatched advocacy expertise, influence and infrastructure give us the ability to tell manufacturers’ story and achieve our priorities. In Washington, D.C., and across the country, we have spent years cultivating trusted relationships so we can be an unbeatable advocate for modern manufacturing—and a voice for positive change.
The NAM Legal Center’s extraordinary team is second to none, with a proven record and an ironclad commitment to safeguarding manufacturers’ rights. In response to unthinking regulation or aggressive litigation impacting our members, our team fights back against harmful laws and tirelessly defends and advances our gains in the courts.
We understand the challenges facing manufacturers better than any other organization—and we’ve used our extensive knowledge to develop purpose-built tools, best practices, programs, plant tours and events that meet manufacturers’ most critical needs. With our growing and expanding support system, we are meeting manufacturers where they are and delivering tangible and transformational value.
The skills gap and an inability to attract and retain talent are among manufacturers’ biggest challenges and The Manufacturing Institute is leading the industry’s efforts to close the gap. The MI is the nonprofit workforce development and education partner of the NAM, and as it continues to expand its suite of programs and initiatives, it is achieving lasting progress in strengthening and building the manufacturing workforce of today and tomorrow.