WASHINGTON—The Obama Administration must take further steps to promote U.S. manufacturing and create manufacturing jobs, the Alliance of American Manufacturing told President Obama in a Feb. 5 letter.
The letter, signed by AAM Executive Director Scott Paul, praised the president for initiatives such as the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation and the Interagency Trade Enforcement Center.
"Taken together, these initiatives could represent forward progress, but we urge you to adopt a more comprehensive vision as American manufacturing continues to face enormous challenges," Paul wrote.
"While America is no longer shedding 40,000 manufacturing jobs each month, as we did for most of the last decade, we are not growing nearly enough in terms of domestic production, employment, and our global share of exports," he said.
Paul recommended a number of actions the Obama administration could take.