Resources

National Association of Manufacturers

Throughout its history, the NAM has been one of the nation’s most influential advocates for manufacturing. The NAM has proudly stood with manufacturers and their employees in times of war and peace and in periods of economic strength and uncertainty. The NAM will continue to be the most powerful and unwavering voice for policies that support manufacturers’ ability to grow the economy, create well-paying jobs and improve standards of living.

Manufacturing.gov is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive, and current information on issues surrounding the competitiveness of American manufacturers and service industries.

The Manufacture America program is designed to help American manufacturers rethink, retool and rebuild their operations through exploring new products, markets, processes and sources of finance.

Bureau of the Census

The Census Bureau aims to be the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy. The Bureau’s economic indicators are an important source for those following the U.S. economy and U.S. manufacturing.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The Bureau publishes authoritative data on issues directly related to manufacturing including employment, wages, and productivity.


NAM/Industry Week Manufacturing Index

Industry Week is an online magazine aimed at manufacturing executives that includes the latest news, best practices, and economic indicators related to manufacturing.

Manufacturing Barometer

The Manufacturing Barometer, a publication of PriceWaterhouseCoopers, is a quarterly business outlook survey of senior executives of large industrial manufacturers in the United States. The survey provides a view on the 12-month outlook for revenue growth, new investments, new hiring plans, emerging business barriers and more.

American Small Manufacturers Coalition

The American Small Manufacturers Coalition (ASMC) is a trade association of manufacturing extension agents whom work to improve the innovation and productivity of America’s manufacturing community.

The Drucker Institute

The Drucker Institute, housed at Claremont Graduate University, intends to use legacy of Peter Drucker to better society by stimulating effective management and responsible leadership.

MIT Sloan Management Review

Published since 1959, MIT Sloan Management Review has been a venue for business-management innovators from MIT and elsewhere — authors such as Peter Senge, Lester Thurow, James Brian Quinn, Gary Hamel, Thomas Davenport, Christopher Bartlett, Sumantra Ghoshal, John Quelch, Henry Mintzberg, Max Bazerman, and Ed Lawler. We work closely with authors to ensure that their articles provide interpretation and analysis for practicing managers: thought-provoking strategies that offer real-world management solutions.

Harvard Business Review

Harvard Business Review is one of the world’s leading journals devoted to the study and improvement of management science.