merica needs to make things again.
Why? Because the kindso jobs that can send kids to college and provide a secureretirement are not minimum-wage jobs. Creating high-wage jobs, middle-class jobs and steady year-round jobs will takerevitalizing the American manuacturing economy.
Te average wage or manuacturing work in America is 20 percent higher thanthe national average wage
— a premiumthat reects the tremendous value added toour economy by the manuacturing sector.Each manuacturing job produces up to ourdownstream jobs and, according to a recentreport, each $1 spent in manuacturingcreates $1.43 in other sectors.
Tat’s a“multiplier eect” nearly twice that o other parts o our economy.
A healthy manuacturing sector isn’t justimportant to individuals looking or high- wage employment—it is vital to the long-termhealth and security o our national economy.Manuacturing and technologicalinnovation are so closely linked thatmanuacturing is still the principal source o innovation in the United States. I we don’tkeep innovating, our economy will all behindand millions more Americans will dropout o the middle class. Since innovation isdriven by the manuacturing sector, a healthy economic uture starts with restoring thehealth o American manuacturing.Manuacturing is one o the ew sources o steady and secure jobs or those who do notgraduate rom our-year colleges. A air and just economy means creating opportunity or everyone, not just those who earn collegedegrees or, increasingly, advanced degrees.Spurring manuacturing is one o the ways wecan help reverse the rapidly growing equality gap in our country that has seen the rich getdramatically richer and virtually everyoneelse all behind.Manuacturing is key to restoring ourbalance o trade. I we don’t make things, we can’t sell things to other nations. Why does that matter? Because in the long term,it means other countries gain more andmore power and more inuence over oureconomic well-being. I we want to control
Making the case for making more in America
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