Note: This page is a reproduction of the Hillary for America policy proposal on manufacturing.
Manufacturing is a vital source of good-paying jobs in our economy, and making things in America is critical to innovation and our prosperity. We have to support manufacturers and workers so we can compete and win in the global economy.
As president, Hillary will:
- Strengthen American manufacturing through a $10 billion investment in “Make it in America” partnerships that bring together workers and labor, business, universities, community colleges, and government at every level to harness the strength of manufacturing communities across America. Businesses that take part will pledge not to shift jobs or profits from these partnerships overseas. And we will support strong “Buy American” standards so we make things here.
- Prevent countries like China from abusing global trade rules and reject trade agreements that don’t meet high standards. Hillary will strengthen American trade enforcement so we stand up to foreign countries that aren’t playing by the rules–like China is doing right now with steel—and fight for American workers. She will say no to trade deals, like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, that do not meet her high standard of raising wages, creating good-paying jobs, and enhancing our national security.
- Revitalize the hardest-hit manufacturing communities by creating tax incentives to encourage investment in communities that have faced or are about to face significant manufacturing job losses.
- Crack down on companies that ship jobs and earnings overseas and create incentives for companies to bring back jobs to the U.S.
- Invest in America’s manufacturing workforce to ensure that it will always be the best in the world. Hillary will expand apprenticeships and training so our manufacturing workforce is always the best in the world.
As a U.S. senator, Hillary co-founded the bipartisan Senate Manufacturing Caucus, fought Bush administration efforts to cut support for manufacturing, and called for a “New Manhattan Project” to rebuild American manufacturing.
Her plan builds on her career-long commitment to manufacturing, as well as on her previous proposals to invest in renewable energy and rebuild America’s infrastructure—two major investments that will drive demand for manufacturing across the country and strengthen our long-run competitiveness.