American Small Manufacturers Coalition (ASMC)
In a February 3, 2021 press release, ASMC announced that on January 25, 2021 President Biden signed executive order on ensuring the future is made in all of America by all American workers. This executive order is part of the new administration’s broader commitment to increase investments in U.S. manufacturing. It directs when the federal government spends taxpayer dollars, they are spent on goods made by American workers and with American-made components. View > the entire executive order. (opens new window)
The ASMC February 3rd press release can viewed through this link > New ‘Made in America’ Executive Order Recognizes MEP Program as Resource to Link Federal Agencies with US Manufacturers (opens new window)
ASMC stated in the same press release that the executive order includes a substantial role for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), a program under U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology. The order specifically directs federal agencies to work with the MEP program and its National Network™ of 51 MEP Centers in each state and Puerto Rico to connect with new domestic suppliers who can make the products they need while employing America’s workers. The order also appoints a new senior leader at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to carry out the order’s vision.