According to a survey released June 18, 2008 by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), The Manufacturing Institute, the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) and Deloitte, the largest number of North American companies (44 percent) say they intend to expand production in the United States over the next three years. And 57 percent of U.S. manufacturers say they will become more globally competitive over the next five years across the supply chain from sales, marketing and customer service to engineering and information technology.
Nearly 80 percent of respondents identified tax cuts for manufacturers as the key factor promoting innovation and research & development (R&D).
The survey, Made in North America, reflects the views of 321 top-tier executives in a broad range of North American manufacturing companies of all sizes. The majority of companies represented in the survey (45 percent) are based in the U.S.