The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program, a nonprofit focused on supporting New Jersey manufacturing companies, announced CEO John Kennedy and several of its clients are heading to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., for Hill Day later this week.
Hill Day, which runs Tuesday to Friday, is an annual event for manufacturing extension programs. At the event, MEPs will meet with members of Congress to urge legislation in support of manufacturing in the U.S. economy and the Manufacturing Extension Program Network.
“Manufacturing is directly in the middle of so many major policy debates, and that’s why our visit to Washington is so important,” Kennedy said. “NJMEP is looking to partner with our legislators to find solutions that ensure MEPs continue to help sustain and grow the manufacturing sector. We need their help to create a better business environment to improve the competitiveness of the manufacturing sector, which provides some of the highest paying jobs in New Jersey.”
In New Jersey, approximately 245,000 individuals are employed by more than 15,000 manufacturing and STEM firms, with a total manufacturing output of $44.52 billion.