Manufacturers Highlight Importance of Our Nation’s Energy Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — The National Association of Manufacturers is joining other businesses, labor organizations and elected officials across the United States to tell policymakers and citizens to promote the need for more investment.

Strong, resilient infrastructure, especially relating to energy, is critical to our country’s economic growth and vitality and is essential to manufacturing’s continued success and competitiveness.

The NAM released new comprehensive study that reveals how natural gas has strengthened manufacturing and encouraged U.S. manufacturing growth and employment. This study underscored the need for critical energy infrastructure.

“Over the next decade our nation’s demand for natural gas is only going to grow and much of that growth is from manufacturing,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “This study unequivocally shows that if our growing demand is not taken seriously by policy makers we will have a serious lack of infrastructure that will jeopardize our growth. Natural gas is responsible for millions of jobs, tens of thousands in manufacturing alone. We can’t afford to let misguided policies rob us of this valuable domestic resource.”

“Developing natural gas and gas infrastructure provides enormous benefits to Americans through affordable energy, cleaner air, job growth and a boost to manufacturing,” said Dena E. Wiggins, president and CEO of the Natural Gas Supply Association. “For these reasons, natural gas infrastructure is essential to the U.S. economy, manufacturing and households and it should also be important to policymakers when considering natural gas projects.”

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