How will the President Transform the U.S. into a “Magnet for Manufacturing?”

In tomorrow night’s ‘State of the Union,’ President Obama is expected to announce an agenda that will make the U.S. a “magnet for manufacturing.”
But how will he get there?
The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) brought “Made in America” to the 2012 State of the Union speech, and drove the issue of trade with China to the center of the recent presidential campaign.
Now, AAM President Scott Paul explains:
  • How the president can best meet his campaign goal of 1 million new manufacturing jobs in his second term.
  • What steps the president should take to combat China’s continuing violations of trade agreements, including illegal currency manipulation.
In a letter to the White House last week, Paul urged the president to go full-throttle in his commitment to rebuilding U.S. manufacturing.  Now, AAM is tracking U.S. manufacturing employment with its new#AAMeter.
This past Friday came news that the annual U.S. trade deficit with China hit a new record of $315 billion in 2012.  As Paul explained in an inauguration day editorial in USA Today, the road to job growth starts with action to address China’s cheating.
Paul will offer running Twitter commentary on Tuesday night’s State of the Union: @ScottPaulAAM
Paul is also available for interviews.  CONTACT: AAM Media Director Steven Capozzola, 202-550-4322,

The Alliance for American Manufacturing is a non-profit, non-partisan partnership formed in 2007 by some of America’s leading manufacturers and the United Steelworkers to explore common solutions to challenging public policy topics such as job creation, infrastructure investment, international trade, and global competitiveness. For more information, please visit 

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