The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation – the philanthropic arm of the Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand – has pledged $750,000 to the American Red Cross and $250,000 to Americares. This $1 million donation follows the devastation left behind by Hurricane Irma and will assist with relief efforts in the Southeast U.S. and Caribbean. The donation is the latest example of Enterprise’s ongoing disaster… Read More Enterprise 2017 Disaster Relief Aid grows to $3 million
In a column for Shopfloor (9/19), NAM Vice President for Tax and Domestic Economic Policy Christopher Netram discusses the outcomes of Tuesday’s Senate Finance Committee hearing, the theme of which was “competitiveness.” Netram quotes Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) saying, “while the U.S. corporate tax rate has remained unchanged for decades, the trend among our foreign competitors has been… Read More NAM’s Netram: Senate Finance Hearing highlights needs for Tax Reform
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons released the following statement Friday on the Trump Administration’s latest nominees to the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank of the United States: “With today’s new nominations of Kimberly Reed, Judith Pryor and Claudia Slacik to the Ex-Im Bank, we are one step closer to a fully functioning… Read More NAM’s Timmons applauds new Ex-Im Bank nominees
Recently, Governor Eric Greitens visited Kansas City and St. Louis to celebrate the growth of several companies, announcing their plans to create more than 800 jobs and invest a combined $53.3 million into their operations in Missouri. Specifically, Gov. Eric Greitens visited Kansas City-based Spring Venture Group. The company plans to create 681 new jobs and… Read More Governor Eric Greitens announces Spring Venture Group’s plans to create 681 new jobs in Kansas City, Mo.
By Mark Rhoads, Missouri Energy Forum Negotiators are preparing for the third round of renegotiation for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Maintaining the U.S. stable supply of fuel needs to and from our neighbors in Canada and Mexico directly impacts economic growth in America. NAFTA’s important zero tariff, liberalization and market access generate job… Read More NAFTA negotiations critical to trade growth
We are already starting to see the impacts from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in the economic data. For our sector, manufacturing production fell 0.3 percent in August, and the Federal Reserve estimates reduced output by 0.75 percent in August. Beyond weather, we have seen a lot of volatility in manufacturing production since the spring—essentially seesawing from month to month… Read More NAM: Monday Economic Report
Started in 2012, Manufacturing Day (October 8) is an annual celebration of modern manufacturing. Manufacturers invite students, educators, businesspeople, media, and politicians to their facilities in a collective effort to educate visitors about manufacturing careers and improve public perceptions of manufacturing. Associated Industries of Missouri encourages members to host tours of their own or engage… Read More Manufacturing Day is approaching