Manufacturing is the backbone of the U.S. economy but manufacturers now face a nearly unsustainable regulatory burden thanks to an ever-changing list of federal mandates and requirements.
- Manufacturing accounts for more than 12 million well-paying jobs. In 2015, the average manufacturing worker in the United States earned $81,289 annually in pay and benefits.
- Manufacturers face an astonishing 297,696 restrictions on their operations—on the federal level alone.
- Studies show regulations cost manufacturers almost $2 trillion and cost small manufacturers $35,000 per employee per year.