House Democrats have reached a deal with the White House to advance a renegotiated free trade agreement between the U.S., Canada and Mexico, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced today. Jay Timmons, the president & CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers, said NAM was encouraged that the Trump administration and House Democrats had found a […]
On Friday, October 25 the legislative manufacturing caucus announced their priorities focusing on four key themes: Improving Workforce Development, Supporting Innovation Ecosystem & Infrastructure, Reducing Burdensome over-Regulation, and Lowering the Cost of Doing Business. NJBIA looks forward to working with the Legislature to advance these priorities supports the priorities as they are keenly aligned to […]
With the Export-Import Bank’s charter set to expire on Sept. 30, the National Association of Manufacturers, NJBIA, and a coalition of hundreds of other business and trade groups are urging Congress to act quickly to keep the bank in business. The Ex-Im Bank is an independent federal agency that helps U.S. businesses grow their international […]
Recent U.S. Labor Department data that shows a record 552,000 manufacturing jobs open in July underscores the industry’s concerns about a lack of skilled workers in this sector, according to National Association of Manufacturers Chief Economist Chad Moutray. The federal government’s monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey found that durable goods manufacturers in particular […]
NJ Receives a Cumulative Grade of “D+” in the 2019 Manufacturing Score Card. NJ’s tax climate, expected fiscal liability gap, and sector diversification all scored an “F”, resulting in a poor overall grade for NJ’s manufacturing health.