President Donald Trump took the opportunity to publicize a new industry survey showing there’s a significant increase in positive outlook among companies during a meeting with manufacturing executives at the White House Friday.
The group was the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), who showed the president a survey from their group that found over 93 percent of members surveyed have a positive outlook of their companies, compared with less than 57 percent this time a year ago.
NAM president Jay Timmons said the figure is the highest mark since the group began their quarterly survey 20 years ago. A total of 420 manufacturing firms responded to the survey.
The Daily Caller reports:
NAM president Jay Timmons, who was present at Trump’s Friday meeting, attributed President Trump’s laser-like focus on pursuing bold action, particularly on rethinking red tape to address regulatory reform, to [accelerating] a jobs surge in America” in a statement accompanying the survey’s release.
“The manufacturers are really starting to invest big money in a lot of things that are happening,” Trump said.
President Trump signed a pair of executive orders Friday aimed at cracking down on foreign competitors’ unfair trade practices, and pledged that his administration will set the stage for U.S. manufacturing’s revival.